The King's Breakfast
(work in process -- the thought stage ;-)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015I wish that was true. Painting is play, but
sometimes it's also pretty serious. When
I went to bed last night, I was not happy with
with the white tablecloth background -- then I dreamt
of a great solution. Although somewhat abstract
this painting is about a real meal, the disarray on
the table was how it really was -- this is the romance
of two people in the middle of breakfast.
But the colour was not working. So I decided to put
a cloth that wasn't there into the painting -- voila
-- the blue. I'm happy with it so far, but it may become
a runner and go from one end of the painted table
to the other. I'll keep you on the scene.
Have a working-on-playing-with-art day.
Like you talked about in a previous post, nothing dictates the painting but you and your decisions. looks like this decision was a good one, it's exciting.
Oh Barbara, another stunning painting is being born! I love how you paint, the colours you choose, the detail in the work and the story behind it.
Thanks for sharing the 'artist problem-solving' behind it.
Every brushstroke and decision informs the next.
I like the blue! I also really like the lower right corner of the table with its loose white-red pattern. Appeals to my abstract-loving nature, hehee.
Enjoy the process & thanks for sharing!
Thank you. I was going to ask my blog friends to help me decide how far to go with the blue, but you are right, I should listen to myself and to you. The blue stays, but it may grow!
Thank you so much, I've been painting all night in a kind of trance. (I think it's called exhaustion). I wasn't sure what I was doing, I just was, and
everything seemed to go so well. It goes to show you -- you never know.
Love your work.
Thank you so much. I'm keen on the pink and white corner too. Sometimes I wonder if I
hold onto a first thought out conceptmor decision out of nostalgia. But I do like that corner too. I like the contrast between realist and that.
It may stay!
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