Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday discoveries

I want it (Work in Progress)
Pencil on Pentalic paper
5 1/2 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
Every now and then I scroll through the "see all images"
part of what's available on Google under my name
(Barbara Muir).  Naturally I wince at the images of
paintings I didn't think worked, and feel fond of the
photos of portraits and landscapes that went well.

But scrolling through the paintings by me today
I ran into the paintings of an Australian artist, Michael
Muir, and felt an instant affinity for his work, and
even watched a small video about him.  His work ethic
is more than impressive and he has three small boys.
I so admire the paintings of Nancy Boynton Hartley,
whose work uses similar high key colour and abstraction.
Perfection in every image.

I also looked up the portrait work of Alistair Adams,
whose portraits impressed me so much when I was
mostly painting portraits.  It was a busy day, but looking
at his portraits inspired me to start on this little drawing.
I hope I'll finish it tomorrow and get on to more

Have a being inspired by art day.


Nancy B. Hartley said...

Fabulous Barbara, thank you for including me, in your blog post! YES, we both love those saturated colors! Sunshine, in a paint tube! The brilliant colors make me happy, and I think they do the same for you! We are both fans, and I see these gorgeous colors in your stunning work! You are brilliant in your color choices, and your beautiful paintings are the result! Paint on, my friend! Now, onward to the easel, for me! Wishing you a day as brilliant, as you are!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you dear Nancy, every painting you do inspires me. I think about your work all of
the time. Yes the brilliant colours do make me happy, and they're what I'm drawn to.
Thank you so much and every minute you spend at the easel is a gift to the rest of the world.


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