Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Art legs

 In Blue
art group painting
Acrylic on canvas
20 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
There is so much going on this summer --
and we are completely off schedule -- we should
be on our way to Nova Scotia, and heavy painting,
but instead, we are here in Toronto, and thank
goodness my garden is wildly happy, filled with
brilliant coloured poppies and thriving,
because that almost makes up for not being
 where we belong.

Today I definitely got my art legs under me.
I paint most of the day -- trying to finish a
 breakfast painting I'm working on.

The pull of my art group was strong tonight
and I abandoned my still life, which was
moving along in great style to go and
paint with friends.  I'm so glad I did.  There
weren't many people there, but lots of
fun talking about exhibitions we've seen,
a great model, and I painted this sketch in
the hour I was there.

Have a being-with-wonderful-artists day.

4 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

lovely to have a full day of painting like that...very satisfying I'm guessing. Your portrait is lovely

Kim Rempel said...

That's a great feeling - to be chatting with like-minded souls. Very nice portrait. Looking forward to seeing more breakfast paintings. By the way - speaking of food paintings, do you know John Azoni? Google his painting "Pastries". Delicious! Have a great day Barbara. xo

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,
The painting I'm working on is slow and takes a lot of work. I'm enjoying it. Thank you so much.
Have fun with the wedding prep. Those memories last forever.

XOXOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

I checked out John Azoni, cool work. No mine is not like that ;-)

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

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