Mother and Daughter
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
(The start of a big new commission
lately I cannot wait to get some
black onto a painting. I had one
tube of black paint for 10 years, but
now my instinct says get it on there,
and we'll start to have a painting.
As you can see it's still wet here.
I love this stage in a painting.
It's all fun, all underpainting
and blocking, all possibility.
And thought. I love the thinking
about it too. I had some fun with
those stripes on the girl's jacket. I might
not keep them.)
Barbara Muir ©2009
A big shout out to Julie Davis for giving me the
Kreativ Blogger award. What a sweetheart Julie is and
an absolutely amazing painter herself. Despite the fact
that I do techie things, I find the smallest change on
my blog is a challenge. My son, Christopher, helps me,
but some things are difficult for him too. So when we
added another slide show onto the blog, we had to take
off two awards I'd won before, so we could keep the
slide shows. Has anyone got the solution to that?
and follow the rules:
Seven things I love:
1. My husband
2. My children
3. My extended family
4. My friends
5. Painting and drawing
7. Going for long walks
9. Watching Oprah!
Seven artists I follow who I think of as friends
in no special order -- all are important to me:
Julie Davis -- who gave me this award
Flora Doehler -- who told me about blogging
Theresa Rankin -- who gave me my first two awards
and has painted my kitchen
Laurel Daniel -- a superb artist and kind friend
Liza Hirst -- a great artist who is a kind supporter and wonderful friend
Melinda Esparza -- a super artist and brilliant friend
Susan Carlin -- a great artist and generous friend
Edgar Shrock -- an excellent artist and friend
Eldon Warren -- one of my first blog friends, and a super artist
David Lobenberg -- a talented and witty artist friend
Belinda Del Pescoe -- a super artist and kind supportive friend
Edward B. Gordon -- who can paint circles around me, and a kind
Aaron Lifferth -- his work is great.
I will add newer friends Milind Mulick, R. Garriott,
Laura, Karen Bruson, and Gwen Bell. That's the only problem.
I could have a list of 50 people's work I admire. And
that list grows every day.
I started a big commission today -- and I'm working on some
other paintings. Life is certainly fast and furious.
Have a painting-is-the-life-and-so-is-relaxing day.