Thursday, September 30, 2010

Moving through it

After listening to a show on new studies in neuroplasticity
I decided to hard wire myself to the idea that painting
eliminates colds.  It was a struggle.  At one point this
evening every step I took was faulty, but I refused to
listen to that voice.  I stepped right away (following my
own advice) at the forty minute point, and came back
after a minute renewed.  So this is how far I got.  I love
how Henriette's very curly hair was making wild Art
Taking a break from painting
Stage 3-5
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

Nouveau patterns as we talked on Skype.  This is going to be a
real Skype painting with all the trappings of an image on
a computer.

I'm expecting it to be quite interesting.  We're moving
into October, and it feels like the year is taking a running
leap forward.  Collectively perhaps it's time for everyone
 to work on changing our brains into the creative,
fun thinkers we've always wanted them to be.  And as
I kept adding in my conversations today, almost like
a mantra....kind.  Creativity is fantastic, but kindness
counts big time.


Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I think this is coming along really well. Her blue eyes really stand out against all of the oranges. And I like how you are suggesting her curly hair.


Kim Rempel said...

I listened to that program too (radio and tv). It was fascinating! I love how this painting is going. The work on her hair, the area around the nose and chin, and the colours are all beautiful.

Melinda said...

Nice going, Barbara! So glad to hear that you are "moving through it."

Congratulations on a great studio tour.

Yes, be wild. Be crazy!

laura said...

Beautiful. I love the light on the side of her face, and her eyes. Yhe hair is great fun!

Linny D. Vine said...

Hi Barbara,

This is beautiful so far and I'm looking forward to the finished painting!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Thanks so much. I know it will transform a lot as I go along. Your encouragement makes me feel happy.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

I just started watching it, then had to do something else, but I plan to watch it in full this week. Just amazing. I've long believed that we can transform ourselves through thought.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thanks for your understanding. I probably "move through" most of my paintings, and through most of life. The most intense debates I encounter are the ones inside my own head. Me, myself and I go at it, and then settle down and fuse. The discussion probably helps most work.

The studio tour was wonderful and engaging.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thanks so much. I love the portraits you are doing -- so good. I also love your discussion about the courses you're taking. I find them fascinating.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linny,

Thanks very much. Me too. It will probably be quite different from this. I am loving the places you're giving us to go to. Some of what you see, I see, even over this way, in our non-mountain, no ocean environment. We share some light experiences. Your work makes me so happy.


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