Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Thank you nature

Feeding the birds
watercolour on watercolour paper
14 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir ©
I am working really hard teaching a fast track writing
course online.  The breaks are few and far between right
now, but so amazing when they happen.  My appreciation
can rise to reverence when I see the gorgeous bright,
spring green leaves of my neighbour's tree against the
super blue sky, and forsythia bushes shining like
magic in the afternoon light. Even five minutes away
from my computer can be a trip into another world.
Nature.  I'm so grateful.

The news is grim, stays grim, and can sink you like a
stone.  So I'm lucky that I'm busy.  Every time I pass
this painting in my husband's office, I feel so happy
remembering that day.  The beauty of the water, and
children scampering in the sun.  And the loud insistent
call of the seagulls.  I love seagulls.

We painters are lucky.  We get to capture and keep
moments that resonate so much more in paint than even
in a photograph.

Have an enjoying what you do day.

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!