Untitled (work in progress)
Acrylic on birch panel
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015It's been a long day -- and I wanted to
paint again. This is a breakfast painting.
I started drawing on a prepared red wash
piece of birch with a pink coloured pencil,
and soon switched to blue. (Pink didn't show
I felt contrary -- if someone's rules say
start with darks, I wanted to start with
highlights. My inner rebel knows there's
no 1, 2, 3 to painting. Also instead of
planning too long -- jump in. My
inner overbearing mother hands out
advice like candy.
So I did. Here's how far I got today.
I'm working from a blown up photo
of a delicious breakfast I had somewhere.
I've forgotten where. But I know I wasn't
camping, and I know that it was wheeled in
to us on a cart covered in a white cloth.
And I know the china was white, not
hipster black (thank you hotel of my
dreams). In other words it was perfect.
Have a dreaming-of-romantic-breakfasts day.