Sunday, July 26, 2020

The essence of summer -- and a very hot day

The Yellow Pail
22" x 30"
Barbara Muir © 

I walk by this painting in my husband's home office every day, and I always like it. 
 It's almost impossible to get a good photo of it because the room is yellow, and 
the light reflects like crazy off the glass.I painted it from a black and white photo
 of Steven's brother. I love the light, and the exuberance of the paint in watercolour. 
 I'm sure I must have done it after I spent a week studying with Skip Lawrence
 in California just before I switched to acrylic.

Tonight it seems to capture what we'd like to be doing in the summer perfectly. 
We would all love to be at the beach and playing with sand. This summer 
nothing is the way it was in this painting, or even the way it was last summer.  
And we don't know if we can get to the beach -- our favourite one in Nova Scotia
 -- at all. In the United States 149,839 people have died of COVID-19. So we 
know that being  and staying healthy is the main thing, and that we are lucky.

Please stay safe, and stay healthy.

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