Saturday, January 28, 2017

A day off? Never! But great new toys.

 Studio lemons in a glass bowl (work in progress)
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014-17
People picture the artist's life as one of glorious leisure.
We paint for fun, and work when we want. Ah uh ah uh -
Nope.  Stop the discussion right there!  I'm not complaining
and neither would most of my artist friends, but truth
to tell -- days off are rare.  And even then we don't get
a day off!  The reason is a combination of our eyes (try
not to see the gorgeous tulips I bought to paint today),
and our compulsion to make something.  You can't
stop us.

Brief post today.  I was rearranging and found this
lovely lemon painting that I'll keep working on when
I have a chance in the next few weeks.  There isn't much
left to do to finish it.
New Tulips 
Acrylic markers on paper
4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
Plus I bought some more acrylic markers just as the store
was closing.  I ran around driving everyone crazy because
they'd moved.  Came home and drew a few drawings with them
-- here's the latest. (Tip -- I was hurrying to get the colours I
wanted and did not notice that the blue is sparkly -- so check
the labels.)

Have an enjoying-the-work-you-do day.


Susan Carlin said...

Those lemons just knock my socks off! Bravo!

Flora said...

omg...Those Lemons make me feel so happy and make me want to paint.
You are so busy and making beautiful work. And we need more beauty in the world.
Thank you.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Susan. You are wonderful. It's pretty cold here, and I think
you might need to put them back on. ;-)

I love what you are doing. So amazing!


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Flora, your paintings always make me want to paint.
So happy you are painting beautiful tulips. Mine are still straight
as soldiers, but they are almost ready to paint.


Marilyn Flanegan said...

Yes, I couldn't agree more, your lemons are pure joy. Thank you for sharing your talent and your goodness - we need that now more that ever.
: )

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Marilyn,

I love your talent, and your posts. You inspire me with your
kindness, and genuine care about everything you paint.
I am so frequently moved when I open your posts and see
the superb work you've done.

Thank you.


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