Friday, May 22, 2020

Spring Hope -- an abstract based on spring colours

Spring hope
Sketch in acrylic on Canson paper
11 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
(the three large circles
are a blue moon (the world's
sadness), the sun which makes
the spring flowers grow, and a new
full moon, signalling that all is
I love the work of Calgary artist, Verna Vogel.  A while
back I told her that I save things in the shape of
circles for the day when I may use them to form circles
in a painting.  I love what she does with abstract shapes,
and though I'm not an abstract painter, she inspires me.

It was the most gorgeous day here, and it just felt right
for something abstract.  So I started and kept going.
And Verna I used the circle forms I've kept.  This
abstract painting is called Spring Hope, because
I was thinking of the gorgeous landscapes near the lake,
the flowering trees, and the hope that the virus will

Thanks Verna for your great work, and inspiration.

Have a doing something different day.

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