Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Some cheer -- a favourite painting

Cottage Flowers
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017

Tonight's post will be very short.  I am still tired after the time change,
and the day flew by.  It started in the morning with a Zoom with some
of my favourite women -- a super cheerful discussion.  And then,
as so often is true, there was just too much going on. 

The news from all over the world is dire, so tonight when I saw this
painting, just before I was heading to bed, I thought -- 'Yes!-- put
this on the blog tonight.  I believe these flowers are from Ken Lander,
who runs the Sunrise Greenhouses with his partner, Maxine, in Pugwash,
Nova Scotia.  

I was also happy thinking about the painting tonight, because I started it in
2011, and finished it six years later in 2017.  I didn't work on it solidly for
those six years, but it made me feel hopeful about paintings that develop slowly.

Have a loving your life day.


Verna said...

It is good to know I'm not alone in sometimes taking years to finish a painting :)


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Not at all. I have a host of pandemic paintings, waiting for me to make the next move. I'm deciding the secret is not to get hung up (pardon my pun -- you know paintings -- hang on the wall), but to get curious and keep going. At the best of times that is painting!


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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
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!