Before the dance with the cat
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009There's a Christmas tree in my studio,
and I am thinking about new paintings and
would really like to work with live
models again. This combination of
thoughts, plus a Facebook challenge
I hope to start working on sometime this
week had me hunting through old photos
and marveling at how my wonderful
models have worked together with me,
and inspired me.
Tia in the studio with
Simone the cat.This brilliant young woman, Tia, modeled for
me in high school and part of university,
then grew up and joined the wide, wide
world. Tonight I'm posting a shot of
her posing in 2009, at this time of year.
The painting was finished on April 27th,
the day Oprah's crew contacted me to
draw Oprah via Skype that May.
I love the contrast of the photo and the painting.
Have a painting-from-live-models day.