Friday, August 27, 2010

A great painting day


A Danish painter in Norway
Stages 4 - 6
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

I am a firm believer in lists, but some days I
forget to make them. Not a good plan. Today
I decided I must have a list. But it was a busy
day. So dashing to the Art Gallery of Ontario
I decided I'd make my list over a cup of tea in the
beautiful Member's lounge.

Thank goodness I did because I worked on
several paintings when I got home, and even
got some time to work on my painting of Henriette.
That made me ridiculously happy. So did staring at
an amazing portrait by Fred Varley at the A.G.O.
He's one of the true Canadian painting greats. I hope
you had a productive day too.

Have a super-creative-joyous-loving-laughing day.

7 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

I love this piece. The strong contrasts are great.

Liza Hirst said...

I agree! You have already, at this stage, captured her concentration while painting - super!
I envy you for having been able to paint on seven paintings - I haven't had time for any painting today...

Linny D. Vine said...

Your colors are dynamo, Barbara! (Lovely feelings coming through,too.)

Barbara M. said...

Hi Pam,

Thanks so much. I'm glad you like it, I do too. I had hoped to do really large Skype paintings some day. I guess this is the beginning. But I mean 6 feet x 6 feet. Wouldn't that be fun!

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

You made me laugh. No not seven, several. A few. Three or four. But that was just touches on two of them. No big deal. You will paint as soon as you get to wherever you're going.

xoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Oh and thank you so much!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Linny,

Thank you very much. I wish you could see the reference photo with the highchair in the background. This is a mother, like many of us did, painting all night after the babies get to sleep. In the middle of our conversation she had to settle the baby, and then it was back to work.

She is a fantastically dedicated painter. Like you.

XOBarbara

Laurel Daniel said...

This is fantastic... wonderful simple composition, incredible color, and such feeling. I LOVE this one and really love this stage. Beautiful! XOXOXO

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