Watercolour and marker
on watercolour paper
8 1/2 x 6
Barbara Muir © 2014
You know that I love breakfast -- especially
hotel breakfasts, and that I'm working on a
New York diner breakfast painting now.
So imagine discovering this artist Danny
Gregory who has a wonderful video of
himself painting his breakfast.
I just recently had a vision of a huge show
of breakfast paintings (my own) when I
was meditating while Steven had acupuncture.
But I was unaware until recently that anyone
else loved that theme. Danny Gregory is
a wonderful artist, and he is starting a new
session of Sketch book Skool on July 4th
with a bunch of great artists.
This morning I was so inspired at the idea
of painting right away, that I did this painting
of my plate and its table mates "after breakfast."
I have always loved drawing and watercolour.
I especially like the gusto that Danny Gregory
has -- drawing with no preparation with a
straight pen and ink. I myself use a marker.
Many of us are struggling for absolute
perfection -- trying to record exactly what
we see like a camera -- but this really
ups the anxiety and cuts the fun. We are
naturally drawn to beauty, but I also
want to see that the artist had fun making
the work. Not always possible. This time
Have a having-fun-with-your-art day.