Wednesday, August 9, 2023

The reality of the road

Full Tank
Watercolour on watercolour paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

Every summer since we bought our little 1909 school house in
Nova Scotia, we’ve headed out on the road for the long trip
from Toronto to Pugwash, Nova Scotia.

True it is a very long way. But the journey, and our time in the 
Maritimes has inspired so many of my paintings. This painting 
is part of a series created from images of people at gas stations.
At the time I was just trying to capture how people looked travelling.
Now these pieces look like social commentary.

No I’m not a fan of SUVs, (if you have one forgive me),
but I do love the colour of this one.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Wonderful idea to paint people at gas stations❣️❣️❣️ Everyone has to fill up somehow even in varied ways 😂
Delightful watercolour❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

I am always interested in how people live their lives.
Thank you so much!

Love your work.


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