Thursday, June 25, 2009


At the market
Progress detail
(I've been working on this today)
acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Painting the way I was painting today, working on three
different portraits, (five really as two have two people
in them) is intense. I can't pretend it isn't. In the
evening I called a friend of mine in the south west and
she helped me get anchored. This is an important
thing we artist friends do for each other, here and
in the world in general. We give each other the kindness
and encouragement we need to continue. A big thanks
to all of you for that.

Back to the easel. Here is one portrait I'm working on.
It's progressed well today. I absolutely love the sitter.
She is funny, kind, and so intelligent it shines out of her
eyes. Our conversations are something I will miss
terribly when the portrait is finished.

Have a loving-your-work day.


Liza Hirst said...

Wow, what a task - five portraits at the same time!! Really hard work! "Bon courage", as they say here. Looking forward to seeing the outcome!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

I'm behind on my comments, but just love your portraits. Thanks for the bon courage. I do need it.

Yes. You'll see the outcome very soon.


eldon warren said...

You connect so well with your subjects. Your connection to the human race is envious to be sure.There are precious few people like you. It's an adventure following you.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

Thanks so much. There are a lot of super people in the art blog world. I am really grateful for your support.
It's so important to have kind friends when you're working on creative projects. Your paintings and your words are inspiring to me.

Take care,


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