Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hot off the easel

Dashed to class tonight at Steven's urging. I missed my artist friends too
much. The model had a beautiful face, deep soulful eyes, brows that
arched into the center, a strong nose and a winning smile. He didn't
look anything like my painting, but he liked the work, so that's good.

16 x 16 inches

acrylic on canvas
still wet

I told him he was much better looking than what I could capture in
my short time there. I worked for an hour and fifteen minutes.
Sometimes my determination to fire something off inspires me,
sometimes I end up with nothing, and a sinking feeling. I knew
I was rushing tonight. Too much to do for school and the rest of
life. I've been forgiving myself for being too busy all day -- so why not
continue? The break was energizing, the other artists' work
exciting. I learn something every time I spend time with them.

Have a take-a-deep-breath-and-smell-autumn day.


Laurel Daniel said...

You did catch the soulfulness of his eyes and face... and as always, great use of color! No wonder he liked it!!

Melinda said...

I agree with Laurel! You've expressed how you felt painting the model and did so with great skill and color.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

I'm glad you see what I was trying to do. Thanks so much. I'm glad your great blog is back.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

It is a joyous experience being in
my class. There are some painters there I absolutely delight in seeing,
watching their work progress,
and talking to in the breaks.

Take care,


Portrait Artist

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