Untitled (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
"I don't know." It didn't look anything like it does now. The poor
thing was faithfully trying to recreate a beautiful view, and it wasn't
working. It was too timid, too dull. Once again a social media friend --
in this case Veronica Funk -- changed my day. On Instagram she talked
about wanting order, and inspired me to spend a good hour or more
sorting through old records, papers, bills, and letters from the past.
How liberating! When I looked at the painting again after this
intense work I just felt free, and changed almost everything.
It is definitely a work in process, but now I know it will
get finished soon, and I'll love it.
The current version pulses out of the feeling I have for that
beautiful park where these trees live. The light and colour
now, is all from memory -- and feels right so far. Nature
is certainly one of the most romantic parts of my life. Steven
and I long to get out to the lake, to see these trees, and the
entire magnificent park along the water. Some of our
happiest times are spent just adoring this amazing planet.
Have a loving the nature surrounding you day.
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