Staying warm (art group sketch)
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015Before I was fully awake this morning a friend
dropped in and told me that she loved the work
I'm doing -- my food paintings, and the cloud
painting from a couple of days ago.
I didn't know her degree was in art history, but
she told me that to add heft to her kind comments.
Wow. She made me feel great. I started painting
the moment she left, didn't even grab the next coffee.
The Message? If you have artist friends, encourage
them. Tell them what appeals to you. What a
delight to have someone come into the studio and
tell me she loves my use of colour. She set
me off to a day of discovery, and left me with a
deep feeling of enjoyment and satisfaction.
I will definitely remember the zap of excited
energy she gave me the next time I visit an
artist's studio. Yep. We can all use positive
I painted this quick sketch with my art group
tonight in about 45 minutes. The model was
lovely, and my friends in the break, a treat.
Have a-taking-the-time-to-be-a-kind-visitor day.