Friday, April 8, 2022

Love to all who stay strong in these hard times

Serious talk
watercolour and ink 
on watercolour paper
7 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

On this day two years ago a sweet member of our 
extended family died, and we are all thinking about
him, and missing him today. And we send love to
his immediate family. He was a wonderful person,
and it was a huge loss. 

It was a strange day.  I went walking with a friend, who
accompanies me on walks both of us masked, and is doing
her best to help me stay active.  It rained very heavily here,
and then the sun came out, and my friend stood at
the end of our walkway ready to go with her sweet
dog. And as we began it rained -- by the top of the street it was
rainy and cold.  We walked through the alleyway,
and turned to take a shorter walk, and it began to hail.  The hail
became quite intense, and I walked my friend home.

I came inside, made a hot chocolate, went to work
on my current painting for a few minutes, and 
the sun came out -- dazzling and brilliant. And that is
spring in Toronto.

The drawing is of my son Christopher when he was in
high school. He was a passionate person then, and 
is a kind, and wonderful husband and father.
When I drew this, I think he had no idea how
rich his life would become.

Have a loving your family day.


Jennifer Rose said...

the weather here has been really odd too, sunny but cold and rain and a bit of snow.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

Snow! I hope that doesn't happen, but hail was rather dramatic.

Love your posts.


Steven said...

That's a beautiful painting of CJ.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Steven,

I love this painting too. We done good. Two handsome, kind, brilliant sons!


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Wonderful painting❣️ Life feels so very insecure right now and the wierd weather intensifies it all. We had frost this morning! But the flowers continue blooming. Getting outside is so important right now. 🤗

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Evelyn,

The weather kept changing today as well. Steven said that when he went to the
car there was hail, but a 20 minute drive away at the park it was beautifully sunny, and the lake was such a rich, deep blue. You are right getting outside is both important and inspiring. Wishing you a great day.

Love your work.


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