Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Set the timer -- half an hour will do it

 Reading on the dock
Work in progress
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
(I didn't get much more done
here today.  I've been working on
another portrait -- but I'm happy with
how it's going --still mostly
blocking in and underpainting.)

I am sorry to report dear readers that I am still, still,
feeling not that great.  What to do?  There is work
to be done, and I'm the worker.  I often think
of Robert Genn's advice to paint a little bit
before bed.  For night owls like me that is
great advice, unless the morning starts at 5:30
a.m. as it does for me on Thursdays at the moment.

But I have another solution to the problem of
existence when something like a cold hits. Work in
small doses, and set a timer.  Today I can get
through exactly half an hour before flagging.
And you know what?  A lot can happen in those
short bits. 

Have a figuring-out-what-works day.

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!