Watercolour and black marker
on watercolour paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012Before I take off on a new theme, or start
to use a new model I spend far too much time
thinking. I see a painting in my mind's eye, then
change it the next night in my dreams. Meanwhile
time moves on, and paintings have to come to the
canvas or paper. Today a beautiful new model
came to pose for me. We talked sitting in the
kitchen and I was so impressed by her. I met
her on a TV show set a year ago, and wanted
to paint her right away. But we were both
busy, so this year when I reconnected with her
she'd just returned from doing a five month
internship in India.
I am thinking of using her in my Water Image
series, but that's still under consideration.
Meanwhile I did a quick grey scale sketch of
her after painting all day. It is not exactly her,
but I was entranced by her hair, piled like a
crown in elegant patterns, high on her head.
She is much more beautiful. But I felt like
I had to start painting her, so that an idea
for the larger painting could cook in my brain.
Have a letting-your-brain-cook day.
Yes, you are cooking! This is lovely, and you really know how to make gray sing.
Oh, I do love her hair...
Got to watch I don't get a fire on the stove. Yep. There are days when no matter what you just keep on painting. Yesterday was one of them.
Love, love, love your work.
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