Patient with you
Art Group Painting
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18
Barbara Muir © 2013My life is insanely busy at this time of year.
I can easily panic, and freeze up artistically if
I don't keep going. Finding the time for art is
more of a challenge than ever, and yet art is my
work, my joy, my bottom line. That's why I went
to paint with my art group tonight. And it was
lovely to see my friends, and watch them paint.
Studies show that even though we think a
hectically busy life is bad for us, it really isn't.
Our brains like the activity. Good. One of
the things I love is sliding great gobs of colour
across a canvas. I did that in this painting
to rough in the lights and darks, with a fairly big
brush. Initially I thought I'd paint the model in a
black outline and stay very abstract. But the model
was beautiful -- her face demanded a different
Try it yourself. Take a few minutes from this
busy day, and put some colour down. Tomorrow I
hope to slice some colour across a canvas
with a palette knife. That really feels amazing.
Try it. There. Don't you feel great!
Have a loving-the-paint day.