Friday, April 9, 2021

Spring imprint


Spring print
Acrylic ink on watercolour paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir ©️ 2021

The moral of the story? Never let an artist fool around with new materials in a new way.
I could get hooked. Working like this is such a departure from my normal painting style,
and I’m enjoying it a lot.

I’m trying to get the feeling of spring, whether in abstract, or literal form. I’m working
on a spring scene, which I hope works out, of flowering pink trees and people gathering to
take photos. It may end up being just one couple, but we’ll see.

I hope you are enjoying the spring weather. I’ve been inside working so hard today that
the biggest excitement has been going to the back door and seeing my neighbour's bright
yellow forsythia -- luminous in the sunlight. You have got to feel lucky even in this 
lockdown because it’s spring in Canada -- one of the most beautiful seasons.

Wishing you an amazing weekend. Please stay safe.


Flora Doehler said...

Beautiful and fresh!
Our forsythia has yellow buds on it, but not in bloom yet. It's astonishing that spring is really, really here!
Now you've inspired me to experiment in the studio! xox

laura said...

Spring is beautiful ... maybe especially this year.
Great colors in upur print!
I hope your new lockdown will be effective and quickly!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Flora,

I've inspired you! Wow! You inspire me full time.

Love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Thanks so much Laura,

Your paintings are beautiful. I hope our lockdown is effective.
I hope people will pay attention.

Love your work!


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful!!! Working with another medium and style can be so freeing (especially in lockdowns ;))

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

I am so enjoying playing with this. It's a small escape for me, and
a complete treat.

Love you work!


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