Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thinking in paint



More work on the big portrait
Next steps,
blocking in features,
skin, hands, more of the dress
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches

When I'm working on a large canvas --like the portrait I'm
doing right now -- I make a lot of the decisions about
what to do on the canvas. Tonight was that kind of night.
I am not happy with the hand position, and that will
probably change at my next session with the model.
The face isn't right, and all of the colours will transform
as the painting emerges.

It's been a busy day with very little time to paint.
Here's how the portrait looks tonight. One advantage
of painting all the time is that I know the painting
is going in the right direction, even though it's hard
to tell that right now. You can expect
major transformations to come. I'm still just
roughing it.

Have a thinking-clearly-and-happily day.

2 comments:

Theresa Rankin said...

This looks fabulous...you are so inspiring!! I have passed on the Passion for Painting award to you! Check my blog for details!!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

Thanks so much. I certainly have a passion for painting. I will follow suit and get my techie son to help me
put this award on my site.

You are wonderful!!!

xoxoxoBarbara

Portrait Artist

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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!