Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Back to my art group

Tonight the model for the art group I paint with
on Tuesday nights was a very beautiful man.  The
pose was one of those sitting straight, fairly stiff
setups, that let most people get a view of the face
(or at least that's how it's been explained to me
before.) No one actually ever sits quite so rigidly,
and the model off the stand was a relaxed fellow.
 The blue line
 Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir  © 2010

But I liked the almost fierce quality in his stare.  The
lighting was also stark, but interesting.  I joked around
with some of my friends, painted quickly and surely,
and went home early to try and accommodate my
still lingering cold, and some work I needed to do.
I'm fairly pleased with parts of it.  As always I learn
so much watching other painters work even for an

Have a working-quickly-and-happily day.


Linda Popple said...

Your paintings are never boring! I love to see your colorful, energetic work. Your model looks like he was really interesting and fun to paint.

There is nothing like painting with friends! What a joy! :-)

Flora Doehler said...

This is sooo strong Barbara!! Woo hoo!! Beautiful work. Gad I love the texture and colour in your work and the man's presence is so strong and beautiful. xoxoxo

Karen Bruson said...

I just love that blue stripe of color in the background. Great touch.

Sheila Vaughan said...

Love the immediate impact of this Barbara. It has so much freshness and vitality.

Nicki said...


I really love the skin tones you used in this one. Beautiful. And I, too, like the strong blue stripe- very dynamic.


Linny D. Vine said...

Strong and beautiful!

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
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!