Friday, May 27, 2022

Quick paint the pansies!

Front Porch Pansies
Acrylic Ink on
Watercolour Paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022

I was working on this pansy painting tonight.
We've been lucky with a cool spring, because pansies
are a bit like this artist -- they hate the heat.  So before
the high heat of June comes in I am working on 
finishing a few more pansy paintings.

I think I learned to love these flowers from my
mother.  But another source of inspiration, as I've
said before, was a superb drawing teacher I had when
I studied art.  He was a high realist of sombre, even
grim topics,  but each year he took a break to enjoy
the beauty of pansies, in many watercolour paintings.
I loved them, and although he is no longer with us,
I think of him every spring.

Have a loving what you do day. 

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