A Perfect day
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017One of the things that makes me happiest about painting is
being able to create an image of a place, person or still life that captures
what I feel in the first moment of seeing what I'd like to paint.
As the painting goes on, even if the process makes it appear
simpler, the thrill is in the Aha, of "Yes! that's what I wanted to do!"
This painting has that, and it made me happier than I can describe
properly when a woman came to our This Magic Land show, and
stood in front of this scene caught up in her feeling about place.
The Maritimes landscapes are magical to her, and we share that
feeling. So she took a photo of my work and went home to see
where it might fit.
Next day she came back eager to buy it, and had to wait until the
show came down. At which point I packed it up for her, and off she
I love how that worked -- how I felt moved by the scene, and she
did too. I loved how we talked about the Maritimes, and about the
peace we feel there. And I love that my perceptions meant enough
to her that she took the painting home and put it up in her house.
In this artist's life that is grace in action.
Have a finding-the-art-you-love day.