Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Self in Techie style

 
 Self Portrait at work
iPad drawing on Sketchbook Pro
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

I taught today, and felt blessed to have a very long break
between classes.  I had fun talking to my friends
at work, and helped some students.  I could even have
gone home, and come back.  Just.  But instead I worked
at a self portrait on my iPad. The result is less than stellar
-- I am essentially finger painting on plastic, or glass, or
whatever the screen is made of.  But I like it anyway.
The colours are a treat to work with.

I might get back to painting tomorrow.  Don't know.

Have a feeling-blessed-to-be-painting day.

8 comments:

Nicki said...

I've just spent some time wandering through your blog. I've missed so much... I don't know how I didn't see the video fest! You are so creative, an inspiration, a driving force, a techno wizard with a wacky side. I love you!

XO Nicki

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

Thanks so much. A videofest. Funny.

You are a complete sweetheart, and a totally amazing artist.

I love you too! And I love your work.

XO Barbara

Marilyn Flanegan said...

love how your embrace technology and make it your own!! I'm not so brave and continue to be amazed and inspired by you.
: )

Laurel Daniel said...

I've had fun watching you play!!! Your mark is unmistakable whether it's on an ipad or a canvas! So cool - you are. XOXOXO

Barbara M. said...

Hi Marilyn,

I am completely amazed and inspired by you. You are an awesome artist.

Thanks for the continued support.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

I was thinking of you today and your latest fantastic painting. My thought was, now that's art. Not that any one thing is. But it sure is fun playing on the iPad when everything goes well. Then again because it's technology I have to learn what to do every time I trigger something I don't want to happen.

XOXOXOXOXOXOBarbara

painterchum said...

seems like a bit of fun that ipad... watch out your finger might start to glow! ha ha. HOpe you survive your busy weeks working and save some energy for your wonderful paintings.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

You are right I better be careful.
It's definitely fun.

XO Barbara

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