but I wanted to show you something. You've seen
this before, and it's definitely a work in progress.
I now know what I wanted to capture. But painting
the real image of my hallway looked wrong. In
fact my hallway is all wrong. It's an old building
with angles all out of whack.
(work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010I had to step back for about six months, then I saw
what the painting needed-- a makeup artist to do for
my hall, what good makeup does for the face. But
in this case I meant it literally. I had to make it up.
The hall does not have good bones, what it does get
from time to time, especially at nap time on a Saturday
and Sunday afternoon is good light. Beautiful
inexplicable, transcendent light. So that's what
I'm going for now and the rest will be a slow
process of correction. I am starting to see the
idea coming away from the reality. And that's
a good thing.