Reading on the dock
(Work in progress
Stage 1 and 2
Drawing and blocking in colour)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013I seem to be on the edge of a cold. And have definitely
tried to take it easy. But the urge to paint, and the need
to paint won out. After multiple cups of hot lemon,
maple syrup and cayenne pepper I worked on a commission
and this painting.
This is the beginning stage. I have blocked in most of it,
and made some decisions about colour. I'm working over
a very bright pink ground. I like a combination of texture
and smooth, so I worked in the dock planks in palette
knife. I'm still making decisions about placement and
have just begun the face. But I'm happy with it. It
has the mood I was trying to get. That cheery summer
mode is a strong pull today with the snow coming down
outside. Still I loved the snow today. It's supposed
to snow in March in Toronto. But the weather's been
so crazy lately because of global warming that we forget
what normal is.
More to come.
Have a feeling-like-enjoying-myself day.