Matisse at the MoMA
Watercolour on watercolour paper
with black marker
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
All of the news outlets, TV and radio stations
are doing end of year summaries now. It
will be a count down until the New Year, and then
Poof! All over and we start again. I think we're
brilliant at summarizing and moving on because
of this 12 month calendar invention. Good for
us. I was scrolling back through the year
in photos, and thought -- it's been miraculous in
many ways. So I thought I might paint some of
the highlights until 2012 crests over the horizon.
My son is making cookies in the kitchen, the delicious
smell is filling the house.
We do have Christmas to create, so here's
tonight's offering. I'm thinking that if I really
get inspired by the theme I may do more than
one post per day. The studio is our Christmas
Central -- the tree goes in there, so it's unlikely
I'll paint on canvas until the new year.
Today's highlight, is from our trip to New York
last May when I was showing there in the Amsterdam
Whitney Gallery in Chelsea. Steven and I were
in a hotel five minutes from the MoMA, and visited
it several times. This is a painting of people taking in
one of my favorite paintings, Dance (1) by Matisse.
What a thrill it was to be in New York City, and to
be able to cross the street and walk a block and be
at one of the best galleries in the world.
Have a remembering-your-great-times day