Snow scene Cherrywood
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015This week I've been working on a commission for
a client who really liked a painting that was on my
blog, but was gone. My job? Try to recreate that
painting based on photographs.
The house is across the street from me, and I've
painted it many times in different seasons, just
because it's directly in my view. Artists tend
to paint what they see. But trying to redo what
we've already done is a completely different scenario.
I know there are whole schools that teach the
fine art of copying, and people deeply immersed
in every brushstroke of Vermeer, and Bouguereau,
but my job was to try and copy me. And nothing
ever looks the same way twice. An artist's quandary.
Still I did have fun trying, and I like this version
better than the original, and that is an artist's
I hope you enjoy it.
Have a trying-to-walk-in-your-footsteps day.