Portrait detail (Title to be announced)
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2013Tomorrow is the big reveal. The full picture. Photographing
it tonight is tense. For one thing, I can't seem to get the
colour to behave and come out properly. Plus I know
the painting wants to go home, but I like these girls so much,
I feel like a parent having trouble letting go.
So here's the girl at the right of the picture, when you're
looking at it head on. She is a beauty and talented like
the other two girls. What a trio. I admire their parents.
They've given these girls all the love they could ever
ask for, and a joyous life as a family.
Tonight on our evening walk the moon as we went by
the park was a deep pink coming through a haze of
mauve. Hot night air slowed our pace, and the sound
of cicadas livened up the mood like a massive band playing
thousands of the same instruments. I love that sound -- it
percolates through everything and means it's really
summer. On the way back a giant, glowing, peach
moon sat just above the tree line and we frantically
tried to photograph it with my phone. Useless.
I better try and capture this entire painting again.
Have a finishing-up-your-work-day.