Friday, January 28, 2011

The almost final version

Morning  in Korea
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

Yesterday my dear friend who comes to see my work
before I hand it in, or send it off, came over and
told me she liked all three paintings.  I made some of
the changes we talked over while she was here, and took
notes on what I might think about changing.  It takes a very
delicate sensibility to be able to coach an artist
wavering on the edge of high alert into the land of
reason, and she has that ability big time.

So today I show you the "almost" final version of this
one, and will let you glimpse the other two before they're
off in their final form.  My deadline has been extended
until Monday for this show, so you know that means I
may continue "tweaking" this or that, because I work
in acrylic and the paint will be dry.

I pulled back a bit from the real pixelation theme because
the woman in the painting looked too much like she had
chicken pox -- not a good look.  So this is the result.

I am super tired today.  I teach almost before dawn, so
it's time for a nap.
Have a being-happy-with-yourself-and-drinking-tea day.

4 comments:

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I really like the changes you made- the woman's face reads softer now, but still has the pixel feeling to it. As well, I like how you broke up the darkest areas with a few brush strokes.

You are lucky to have a friend that can offer you an objective and knowledgeable opinion... and who will find the time to come see your work before it goes off into the world.

Well done,

Nicki XO.

Marilyn said...

love it!!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

Thanks so much. I am incredibly lucky in so many ways. I am especially lucky to get to see your fine work on the blog. And happy too.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Thanks so much Marilyn,

I just love your work.

XOBarbara

Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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!