Friday, April 22, 2022

To the Clementines

The answer's right here
(work in progress)
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir 2022

If Earth Day makes you sad. If you're nervous, depressed, upset by
how the world, family, friends are treating you -- turn to the
Clementine. This small sweet, delicious orange can calm you
down, and make you feel happy. Amazing.

Which is why I have painted them over and over.  That and
that they are also pretty, especially the ones with leaves.
When we go to our favourite park by the lake, we
take coffee in a thermos, 4 - 6 clementines, pick up some
wraps -- no plastic, and eat together in the car staring at the 
lake. The clementines both start and end the trip.

They are a delightful sight.  When I started this it was winter
(remember it snowed here on April 18.), now it is almost
finished and spring is definitely coming.

Have an enjoying your world day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

This is so rich and luscious ❣️❣️❣️ I love it and this is a truly delightful sight❣️❣️❣️Thank you for sharing the clementines 🤗

Jennifer Rose said...

love the bright colour 😀

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Thanks so much. I better eat another one. Tax time! They do calm me down.

Love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Thanks so much Jennifer Rose,

Love your work. It is still a bit rough, but almost done.
Some highlights, and a bit more paint, and whew!


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