Happiness Tulips (work in progress)
Acrylic Ink, acrylic and ball point pen
on watercolour paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021
I’m working on a painting of tulips today. I showed you the beginning and I
hope to get it completed soon. The original tulips that were my models are gone.
So the new ones inspiring as they are, are not the same shape or design. But
still just their presence makes me happy.
I like to paint so many different subjects. I was talking to a friend who’s an artist
in the Netherlands today, and we laughed about how many images go through
our minds in 24 hours. Flowers were my starting subject when I began selling my
art. It’s a beautiful, but cold winter day here in Toronto, and the gorgeous red tulips
I am working with seem to say, "spring will come, the virus will be conquered. All
will be well."
For me that is one of the delights of a few simple bunches of tulips – the incredible joy
I get from just looking at them. In a cold, landscape these bright beacons of the coming
season give me hope.
Wishing you a happy, and creative weekend. Stay safe, and stay healthy. We will
all be together again.