Ode to fields (sketch)
Acrylic on bond paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
Thinking about learning -- I think every time a painterpaints it is something about learning. We have magnetic
eyes. We see everything. I'm watching a TV show
about the American government and I see the grass outside
the window and notice the shape it makes. And I notice
the rugs, the portraits, the colour of people's ties -- everything.
So painters see the works of other painters and even without
formal lessons from that person, it goes in. Directly like
lightning hitting the brain. My little sketch tonight
references the huge abstract works I saw in a gallery in
Ottawa, by an artist whose name I failed to get as my
crew was galloping along to the next adventure.
I got home from class tonight, and thought I have to try
that. I just want to see how it feels -- which by the way
is great. So thank you Ottawa artist, and all of you out
there, and every artist whose work I've ever seen. It goes
in and influences me. And I am grateful. No I'm not
going to go full on abstract, but yes I love how that
Have a loving to see art day.