You are so great to talk to
Watercolour on Artches watercolour paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012Maybe the reason I like doing portraits so much, is
because I love talking to people face to face. The portrait
process not only lets you do that, it demands it.
This is another grey scale painting of a dear friend
of mine. Her beauty always astounds me, and has
since the first day we met. Then there's her voice,
its deep wonderful sound, and her infectious laugh.
She is one of those friends who's a boon to the soul.
I haven't got her here exactly, and I know that in
acrylic I'd just keep going until I had her, shifting
and painting over and continuing. But watercolour
is a one off, and in some ways that's what's great about
it. I do like the painting, and maybe the next one
will really be my friend, and then if she doesn't want it, I'll
Have a treasuring-your-friends day.