Sunday, April 14, 2013

Reading about Lucian Freud

Woman with red glasses
Watercolour and marker on
watercolour paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
(This is me in the studio.  One of
my favorite painters in our group
Peter Adam appears in the 
portrait behind me.  
Coincidentally that is a painting
I like almost as much as the
painter. He can really,
really paint.)
The book about Lucian Freud that I mentioned in my last
post is fantastic.  That's good because in addition to slogging
through finance details, I am sick again.  In fact we're
waiting for the doctor to come -- maybe tonight because
today my cold has developed into a painful wracking cough.
My poor family.

When I was feeling a bit more chipper, I thought I'd try
a not altogether flattering portrait of my sick self.
Reading about Freud totally exonerates portrait artists
for painting themselves.  As it turns out the watercolour
looks considerably better than the writer at this point.
So I'll spare you.

Have a don't-you-dare-catch-this! day


cohen labelle said...

Barbara, this is a beautiful portrait, but you're scaring me with the continuation of this cold and relapse - please follow doctors orders, take whatever he/she prescribes and get better!!! Please!

Love, Marcia

Sally Dean said...

Yes me too- I hope you kick that colds butt!
I love the portrait.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. It had been a bit scary. The doctor is supposed to come today (yes an actual visiting your house doctor), and I'm not coughing as much -- so I think I am getting a bit better. Yay!



Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally Dean,

Thank you so much. I am doing my best to conquer the cold. I should have stocks in Halls (cough candies).
It's my belief that once this is gone for good I'll be back to my normally healthy self.

Be well,

XO Barbara

Anonymous said...

Fabulous portrait Barbara! so loose and sure. I will have to look for that book, sounds like a good read, and who doesn't love reading about artists.

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