Thursday, July 10, 2014

For fruits' sake

For fruits' sake
Acrylic on birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
We had a great dinner tonight with friends.
Lots of animated discussion about art. I
understood vividly that when you're making art
you think very differently about it, than
when you are a collector.

This small study of nectarines and one
lemon in a glass bowl, helped me relax
 because I am working on something so
slow and painstaking that I needed the
freedom of a small painting.

Plus I want to eat a nectarine, and made
a deal with myself.  I could eat one, when
I finished the painting.  So I did this
painting for fruits' sake.

Have a loving-the-summer day.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Bam. I love this one Barbara.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Mary,

Thank you so much. I am delighted that you do! ;-)


Unknown said...

now that is dicipline! ha ha . dont ya just love working on small panels, i love it (like eating chocolates)and have to push myself for big ones. good for you for doing a wee one to loosen up. cant wait to see the painstaker too.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. It isn't so much painstaking as slow. When it's done it will look as lose as the small ones, it's just more canvas! I love your work and you know it!


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