Monday, June 30, 2008
Can't stop working
Tonight I'm making adjustments to work I'm submitting to a show.
I've shown the work before, but some of the pieces are mine, and
others are in my care, so I can keep working on them. Should I/
I think you can work on a piece until your brain feels finished with
it, and your heart agrees. There's that final finished Ahhh. Then
there's no point working on it. But I frequently feel that I could
and should do more, even when I've exhibited something more
Here's is a painting of my son's girlfriend, Megan, that I showed you
last night. I've done quite a bit of work on her mouth today, and
then messed around with other parts of the painting, and I may go back to the original feel on some areas.
The painting is very big -- 4ft. wide x
3ft. tall. The background of flaming
sunset was done with a palette knife.
Megan loves the outdoors so it
seemed appropriate. And fun.
Have a make-up-your-mind-to-be-happy 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!