Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Family love -- so wonderful!

Katie and Sam
Watercolour on Arches paper
22 1/2 x 30 1/4 inches
Barbara Muir ©
I was thinking about what to say today when a collector
brought me this portrait of her children that I painted when the
kids were young. They are now all grown up.  The painting
took a very minor hit a few years ago at the collector's house, when
the hook it was hanging on pulled out of the wall.  The glass in
the frame smashed, and cut the watercolour in a few places.

Robert Genn, whose blog I followed once recommended that if a
an artist's work is damaged, the artist is the best person to repair it.
I've vowed that I will fix this work many times.  Some day.  For me
2019 is definitely a year of taking on the "some day"s.  I felt so happy
seeing the painting again, because I think it captures both the beauty of these
two young people, and the happy relationship they have with
each other.  Plus as cutting or scraping was one of the techniques I used
making the piece, it was no big deal to repair it. Katie and Sam come
from a loving, kind family -- a lucky blessing, and one to treasure in this
 the month of love.

Have a loving your loving siblings day.

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