Saturday, March 17, 2018

#10 -- Open to change

Ray (art group sketch)
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

It is St.  Patrick's Day, and Steven and I decorated, or he did
and I supervised.  We thought about going out to a great event,
but waited too long, so we will attend another year.  This year
we took it easy, drank our green champagne, and watched a movie.

Looking through my files from past March blogs I found this painting
of a journalist who'd just moved to Canada from the states and modeled
for my art group one night.  A few years after I sketched the original in
our group, I changed the colour of his T-shirt and the background, and I
liked what happened with it.  Ray is wearing a green shirt, which is
of course what you wear on St. Patrick's Day.  I hope you had a good one.
And I read that the original colour for St. Patrick's Day was blue,
so he's cool no matter what.

Being open to changing what you did in a painting (within reason)
is usually a good thing. And in life we need to be ready to move
with what's happening too.  I hope you had an amazing day.

Have a being open to change in art and life day.

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