watercolour on watercolour paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(I love this series. I love the light, and
exuberance, and observation of
what's happening at a gas station.
Observation is key.)
Beauty of course is everywhere. In this painting the sunlight on cars
is gorgeous. But in search of the exuberant artist feeling and more
reference images, I went to the lake tonight at sunset. Magnificent.
I'm showing this painting today because it feels so luxurious now --
the thought of being on the road. I did a series of paintings on this
theme. Soon we'll all drive cars that will make this image seem
so outdated. My imagination can run wild with solutions -- none
of which are probably possible, and none of which exist. But they
Today I had to take my car to the garage I use, to get it checked over
so I can return it when my lease is up. This involved driving to the
garage, taking a taxi home, working on a little book of my art at
home for an hour or so, and then taking a taxi back to the garage
to pick up the car. The taxi drivers were sweet -- masked and
behind plastic protective screens. And I was masked.
At supper tonight I was thinking that those are the first two
conversations with strangers I've had in a long time. I do miss
Have a loving the life you have day.