Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ideal interiors

At the blue desk
Acrylic on watercolour paper
5 x 7 inches
© Barbara Muir

I know I'm primarily a portrait painter -- especially
today -- and for the last week every second I've been
painting. But I also love interiors, landscape,
and still life.

Here's a little interior that my sister owns.
Before I started painting on small canvasses for
my smaller work I painted on watercolour paper,
then glazed my acrylic work on the paper, and
framed the painting. I used that technique in
this joyous small interior.

Have a loving-what-you-see-inside day.


Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love this painting. The colors really appeal to me.

Linda Popple said...

This is a really happy painting! I love interiors. I like the colors and the composition.

Gwen Bell said...

Wonderful paining! I like the way the chair pulls all of the colors in and gives the piece a pleasing balance.

julie davis said...

This has so much balance--I guess Gwen said that--but that's the first thing that came to my mind. Your color is lovely, as always.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks so much. I have a lot of catching up to do with you. Your show looked amazing, and I love the big piece of art you're working on.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks I'm glad you like it. I'm not sure exactly when I did it. I started using canvas exclusively for small works a couple of years ago.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Gwen,

You are sweet. I really love the colour red, so the chair had to do the balancing act because red and blue are strong colours.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Julie,

My sister has a really good eye. I realized this when I saw the collection of work in her apartment and office recently. Mostly my work. I felt honoured.


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