Front Porch Pansies
Acrylic Ink on
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.