Monday, June 10, 2024

For the love of peonies


Stand Back for the Pie
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013

When you look around my backyard, at the tall trees forming a high
green curtain of waving leaves, or drive through the streets of 
Toronto, you understand why we find our cold winters so hard.
Some of the flowers that make me feel joyous right now are peonies. 
They are so beautiful.  My very generous next door neighbour lets
me pick hers, and they are magnificent.

I spent the day researching, getting supplies, painting edges, and 
the undercoat for a new painting, and picking up research reference
photos. This one's going to take awhile, so here's a favourite 
painting featuring peonies. In fact it won first prize in a San Fernando
Valley Arts and Cultural 
Center show. So wonderful.

Have a loving your life day.

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