Friday, October 14, 2011

End of the week/ side of the painting

 On the High Line (detail right side of painting)
(Work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

When I don't blog for a few days, or longer,
most of the time I'm either working on a large painting,
or thinking a painting through.  Right now my slowdown
blogging is linked to working on a large scene of the High
Line in New York City (It's three feet by four feet).
The High Line is a park and gardens
built on an abandoned railway line, and it is ultra cool.
The view of the city is great, and it's a lovely green
space.  The scene I'm painting is in a section that is
like a wading pool, with water underfoot.  Last summer
in the high heat New York endured this mid-city retreat
 must have been a life saver.

I'm having a great time painting this one.  What I like
best about it at the moment is the people disappearing off the
edge of the painting.  I haven't at all finished this section, but
I love the baby's foot.

More to come...

Have a busy-working-and-thinking-of-you-day

5 comments:

Kim said...

Oh this looks intriguing! I look forward to seeing more!

Karen Martin Sampson said...

This grabbed my attention immediately as I scanned down my list of blog options to read - great start and looking forward to seeing it finished!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much. I'm working away on it, but not ready to show more yet.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Karen,

I love your work. Thanks so much.
I look forward to seeing it finished too, but there are a lot of parts to it, and I'm somewhere in the middle I think. Thanks for your encouragement.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

I am very intrigued by the start of this painting. I am particularly enjoying the way you have treated the ground/asphalt (dark with light flecks) and how the mom's dress hem is the reverse (light with dark specks-- looks like eyelet). Just an observation!

And the High Line does look super cool.

XO Nicki

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