Tea on the couch
Acrylic on birch panel
6 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
Tidying the studio today I found this sweet painting from the reference shots for
the beautiful family in my painting last night. One of the things I loved
about this painting was the distortion in the family's reference photos. You can
see that the teapot, and milk carton dominate the front of the frame.
The painting takes me back to the time when I was working on the Times Tables
series. I love the thoughtful look on the girl's face. Seven years later she must be
a teenager, and I’d love to start a new series.
We finally have typical winter snow here in Toronto. Our thoughts have been
turning to the people experiencing the extreme snow and cold in the United
States stretching all the way to the Gulf of Mexico on the eastern U.S. coast.
I’m hoping that the snow melts soon, and the heat returns. We know you’re
not prepared, and shouldn't have to be for what we see as normal winter.
Stay safe and stay healthy.