Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sky struck -- things is looking up!

 Clouds over the bay
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
I meant to post my Wonder Water Image series
tonight, but realized there are one or two small
changes I want to make before I do.  So here
instead is a large landscape I'm working on,
and it is very close to finished.  You may remember
the smaller painting I did that sent me off in
this direction.

But the real inspiration was the sky this summer
-- always full of glorious clouds, that begged
a painter of people like me to say -- "Huh!
will you look at that!"  And I've been looking up
ever since.  I am pretty happy with this one.  At
40 x 40 inches -- the scale is strong enough to
almost evoke the same feeling I had standing at the
shore and seeing this.  Total awe.  The real thing.

Have a feeling-total-awe day.

6 comments:

Kim Rempel said...

40x40! That must be stunning. Looks fabulous Barbara. I really love the colour in the clouds.

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks So much Kim,

I have to photograph it in better light, but I am happy with it.

It's a whole new world -- but brings back Nova Scotia to me, which is a bit of an ache in my heart when I'm not there! ;-)

XOXOXOXOXOXO Barbara

cohen labelle said...

Beautiful big sky, so dramatic. Happy birthday to all of you - I know this is birthday season at the Muir/Van Schaik homestead.

Love, Marcia

Sally Chupick said...

wow I LOVE this Barbara!!! 40x40 is a great size for a skyscape! I like the way you simplified the land shapes giving more power to the sky shapes. wonderful!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you. Yes it is! Glad you like it. I am into clouds big time at the moment. A nice way to be it turns out.

XOXOXOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. This was one of the awesome skies this summer that converted me into an absolute sky freak. I thought of you the other day when I was painting yet another skyscape landscape. I thought of how you glaze, and that was very helpful. Love your work.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

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