Breakfast at the Skylight Diner, NYC
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
Of course I am missing a vital thing I love -- and that is food.
Food is certainly one of the most delicious things to
paint. I'm thinking of this today partially because of
a wonderful young man we met in Paris with his
family -- Marnix Leemeijer. It is his birthday today,
and I am pretty certain that his parents will prepare
an amazing cake.
In recent years I have painted quite a lot of food. Which
seems right -- and even more so in this month of
celebration of love. For the next few days I will
probably be showing older work, because there is
a lot going on in my family.
My own story with food changed dramatically in
the past year because I gave up sugar and flour for
the most part. I do occasionally indulge, however.
It is not about a belief system, or even about health
reasons, I just wanted to get back to my normal weight,
and this diet was effortless, and worked.
But I guarantee you Marnix, if I were in the Netherlands
today, I would be having a piece of cake to
celebrate the big 17!
Have a loving-the-food-you-eat day.