Late evening tulips
Acrylic on birch panel
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014Last month I painted 31 paintings. It made me
feel terrific. Some of them were complete,
and others like this painting of tulips I'm showing
you tonight were started, but not finished.
It's great to get into a rhythm of turning work
out quickly. It feels amazing, but it's also good
to slow down, take a second, third and fourth
look and push the work to where it wants to
go. This painting is almost there. When it
asked for more time, and then some more,
and maybe even now more. I listened.
The title is a quote from a former dance
teacher of mine, Theresa Kowall teaching
us how to do a jazz dance. I loved the
sound of her voice and the feeling of the
movement of the quick step, and the slow,
Have an enjoying-the-dance-of-art day.