Under the weather
watercolour and marker on
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013You'll have to forgive me. I'm stuck in bed and reading
a riveting story about a man having his portrait painted
by Lucian Freud, Man with a Blue Scarf by Martin
Gayford. I know I've been talking about nothing else
for days. And the obsession is worse because I have
bronchitis, and the doctor arrived tonight, confirming that
I'm not in the best shape. I just hear Steven coming in
the door with the prescription for antibiotics, and am
crossing my fingers that good health will rule again soon.
My brother got quite upset when I wanted to talk
about Lucian Freud today. He doesn't like his work --
at all. And I think he's afraid that I'll paint like Freud.
I don't think that's a worry, although I wouldn't mind
selling a painting like he did in his lifetime -- Big
Sue for 33.6 million dollars.
Plus I like Freud's work a lot He was a dedicated
painter, and painted vigorously until weeks before
his death at 88. I don't want to paint like anyone,
but I do admire Freud's dedication to his art.
Off to bed now, with the deep hope that tomorrow
will be better.
This self portrait tonight says it all. Apparently
our faces do change all the time.
Have a being-dedicated-to-your-work day.