Wednesday, December 28, 2022

This kid stays with me

Reading on the dock
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 

 I've read a lot of articles lately about finding out who you are.
This painting is based on a photo of me at a young age, sitting 
on the dock at the cottage my parents rented against a backdrop
of my son's mother-in-law's view at her cottage.  

The painting hangs inside our front door -- and reminds me, the 
grown up, supposed adult, to know this is my essence -- a
happy kid who loves to play, and read, and loves beauty.  Being at the
cottage when I was a child was the easiest place to find equilibrium,
because the setting was beautiful, and my parents who were lovely
people, but also critical, and back in the city highly disciplinarian
were happy, and distracted.  In other words no one paid
attention to me except my aunts and uncles down the path, and
my cousins. So fun was possible and available.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful painting and memories❣️❣️❣️ I love how you combine the settings in your work to create a story. ❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

I do love the painting. There is a spirit there I need to
get back to from time to time, of believing that all is well,
and the world is perfect.


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