Saturday, March 13, 2021

When life gives you lemons -- what? Say thank you

 Studio lemons in a glass bowl 
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017

This is the bowl that sits full of lemons in my kitchen almost
every day.  My son Christopher taught me years ago, that a
bowl of citrus fruit was a nice alternative to flowers, and
except for special occasions we've had this decorative 
arrangement sitting between two silver candlesticks with
white tapered candles for years.

In summer we make lemonade from the lemons, and in winter
they're good for hot lemon drinks.  I love painting and drawing
these beauties, and always feel happy when I see them.

It was another gorgeous March day today.  We went to the park
we love 
to feed the geese, swans and ducks.  Yes that's our happy
place.  The park was not busy, and there are so many paths
that we could be alone most of the time.  Ideal in this
environment.  I took reference photos.  The colours were

Have a loving the time change day!


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

This is so gorgeous❣️❣️❣️ I love lemons too , both juicing and painting 😄

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Evelyn,

I do love them as hot lemon, and lemonade. And seeing the lemon trees in
California in February blew me away. You have done some super paintings
of lemons this year!


laura said...

So beautiful!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Laura,

I am happy with that painting, and so glad it got a home with a
wonderful person, and great collector.


Portrait Artist

My photo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at:
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!