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.)
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
Have a figuring-out-what-works day.