Untitled (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014-15Last winter I began planning a series, and then
knew I had to prepare for my spring show
in New York. It was obvious early on that
the large 3 x 4 ' paintings would be too
ambitious for the short April deadline.
I was painting a woman I saw in the art
gallery, who gave me permission to paint
her with her baby. I love the idea for
the series, and this year I want to complete
it, but it hasn't become any easier.
Tanya came to visit me in July with her
two children and her husband. It was a
hot day, an enormously kind gesture,
and the photos I took in the excitement
weren't good enough.
Tanya in the studioToday I've had sharp pains in my right leg,
and couldn't paint. Tomorrow the doctor.
But the paintings still form, move and
create themselves in my head. Soon I will
get in my car and go and see Tanya, and together
we'll get this first painting in the series
done. In the meantime I researched
tapestries (my inspiration) at The Cloisters
in New York City, and I'll tell you more
about that tomorrow.
Thank you Tanya for your patience.