Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sunny day, everything's A okay

Actually it was a tough day in certain respects,
but physically glorious despite the high work
demand.  I have so much marking to do that
I can hardly see straight.  But this morning the
light that came through the opening in my
bedroom curtains was so compelling that
I had to paint it.
Morning light
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
(Blocking in the light
and dark areas.)

Abstract blocks of light fell across my dresser
glinting off picture frames, and my favorite
mirror, and leaving the rest of the tableau in
darkness.  A challenge to paint, but one I want
to try.  So here's the first few steps.
The rough drawing
Have a loving-the-light-in-your-life day.

6 comments:

painterchum said...

Looks exciting already! It's so fun to have that 'gotta paint it' feeling isn't it? Good luck with your marking.

Nicki said...

I agree with Painterchum... it looks exciting already!

Hope you get through the marking with as little stress as possible.

Smiles,
Nicki

Linda Popple said...

Great beginning! Looks like it is going to be a really fun challenge!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

I'm enjoying it. I have to take it slowly, but that's okay.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

Marking is both stressful and fun. I learn so much. The time constraints are always something to work on. But you have an equally busy life, so you know what I mean.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Linda,

Glad you like it so far. I am enjoying it. I love the mirror, which I purchased in my heavy antique hunting days when my kids were little. Now I have to move some of this stuff out of my house.

Funny.

Take care,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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