Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Inspired by technology

On the 
Northumberland Strait

Acrylic ink on
watercolour paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022
(This is the beach we visit.
We don't own it.)

The other night my phone selected beautiful photos of Nova
Scotia to show me.  (I know that's intrusive, but it's also
miraculous.) A treat, and so emotional.  It would be wonderful
if the teletransportation inventions my students devised this
term were more than imaginary. Boom -- I'd be there.  Nova Scotia
 -- Paris, Florence, California. Yes. In an instant. The painting
came from my memory of the place in the photo.  The phone
presented different images the next day, but I held the image in
my brain.

When images of Nova Scotia come up, they pull at my
heartstrings, so I did this small painting of our beach. 

Love you Nova Scotia.

Have a dreaming of where you'd like to be day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

This beach looks amazing and I love how you have depicted a convergence of sea, sky, and land ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Thank you. I had just published this -- it came to me in the night
in straight geometric shapes -- and another artist whose work
I love, put up one that is more realistic -- still simple, and
beautiful -- which made me miss the Maritimes even more!

Love your work.


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