Saturday, November 15, 2008

Getting tagged never felt so good

I woke up today just delighted to know it was Saturday,
one of my favorite days. On Saturday I really like to
read and drink my coffee for as long as I can.
So I did. Tomorrow the model's coming. I worked
on her face a bit today, and I may change all of it
tomorrow. The question as always is how far to go,
and when to stop. I may pull it back and make
it more abstract than I originally planned, or go completely
in the opposite direction.



Saturday after the market
The Brick Works Farmers' Market is closed
for the season now. But the memories
are there for next summer.

Today I was tagged by my good friend in Carthage, Missouri,
Theresa Rankin. This is a great way for blog friends
in art to get to know one another better. I am going
crazy with marking now, and trying to finish my
big painting by tomorrow night. But next week when
things settle down a bit, I'm going to tell you all about
it, and tag seven lucky people. Meanwhile thank you
so much Theresa. Theresa has been a powerfully kind
supporter of my work, and that has meant the world
to me. Last summer when I was really hurting with my
broken ankle her kind words lifted my spirits no end.
We need that as artists to keep on being able to see
in our own unique fashion. So thanks to Theresa,
and to all of the kind people who write comments
to me on this blog. I am eternally grateful.

Have a you-are-the-best-people day.


4 comments:

Theresa Rankin said...

You are just as wonderful as your paintings...and they are all fantastic! I love the fresh table setting...very welcoming! Might even make a great painting!

eldon warren said...

To read and drink coffee as long as you can. It's amazing how far a little leasure goes getting us recharged. Thanks for sharing all that you do. Coming to sdee your work is always a treat.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

Thanks so much. I'm still working
on the big one, but it's due tomorrow, so it has to be done.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Eldon,

Thanks for coming to see my work.
Yikes. Now I have to get back to
work, so I have something to show you.

Take care,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
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!