Thursday, March 22, 2018

#15 I've got the power

The Daniel
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2016

This portrait of Daniel Anaka, was one of those portraits that just
fly onto the canvas.  Maybe it was because Daniel was such a good
model, and could hold a pose perfectly.  Maybe it was because Daniel
had been my curator for a bunch of super shows by the time I
painted him, and so there was that happy connection.  I don't know.

Daniel, who is outrageously funny, incredibly creative a super artist
and curator, decided to give me a serious face for this painting, and
I'm happy with how it turned out.

The title tonight is about power. I was talking to a friend on the phone,
and the power went out.  I couldn't find the flashlights, my cell
needed to be charged.  I found my iPad and that was my light.
A few minutes later the power came back on, and whew, I felt
so happy.  A reminder that I do have the power.  The power to be
creative, the power to be loving in the world, the power to paint
what I need to paint.  And also about how grateful I am to have
power to plug my lights in and get at it.

Have a loving your power day.

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