painting I did of
a person walking down a sunny street. In that image
a tree shadow made a large abstract shape flooding
across the sidewalk and street. I love the look of
tree shadows, and in this part of the world, you
only get a wide canopy of shade from tree cover
in summer. Maybe that's why these glorious
shadows seem emblematic of the season.
I've been working on this painting for a week or so
now on and off, and I'm getting closer to the desired
effect. I may stay abstract or add a realistic element
to anchor the piece. I'm not sure. Walking home from
a friend's house tonight I couldn't help noticing the
lovely shadows cast by the trees under an almost full
moon. The light was so bright that some trees cast
a shadow carefully illustrating each leaf's dark
Have a seeing-the-beauty-in-shadows day.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
- Barbara Muir
- 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: email@example.com
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!