Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The last girl in the mix, and the awesome moon


Portrait detail (Title to be announced)
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2013
Tomorrow 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.

2 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

looking good Barbara....I'm sure the clients will be over the moon!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Yes the client was very happy, and I think the person she's giving it to will be too. Shhh. Not until tomorrow! Ha ha.
Thank you

XOXOXOXO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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