Thursday, June 19, 2008
Back at you
One of my friends says, "back at you," when you say
anything complimentary. I like the sound of the
saying -- it's like a tennis ball coming back across the
net. In painting little works can rest for months on
a shelf, then come back at you asking for more
I was working on a big painting today and my pansy
painting from April caught my eye. Our recent cold
weather has been a boon to pansies, and once again
they're blooming like crazy -- so my kitchen table
is covered with little cream jugs filled with these
beauties. So I resumed work on this small painting
and it's almost done. I'll know it's really finished when I
sign it, and that hasn't happened yet.
An artist I know asked if I couldn't just crank these
tiny paintings out. This is 6x6" and the answer is
-- apparently not.
Have a loving-all-sizes day.
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: email@example.com
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!