Monday, August 26, 2019

Seeing it again -- the reality that sparked the work

Moody Beauty
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
This will be brief.  We've driven a total of 6,000 kilometres,
or 3,728 miles.  Far in other words.  For most of the drive
out to Nova Scotia and back I was snapping photos which
will be the jumping off point for new paintings.

Suddenly somewhere in Nova Scotia I saw trees on top
of a hill, and thought -- those are the trees in my painting,
this is where I saw that image.
That made me crazy happy. (Yes I am given to being that
way). Then I realized I'd also done a sketch of the same
image last summer, before I worked on the painting.

Have a loving everything you see day.


Flora Doehler said...

Barbara, this is so interesting for me to see the study and the painting. I love them both. How wonderful for you to see the original scene on your journey.
It was a thrill to have a beautiful, if shortish visit with you and Steven...I can't wait to see you again and to see what comes out of your brush from your visit to your second home. xo

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Flora. I miss my second home. We did not have enough time on the beach,
and will have to try and rectify that next year. It was so lovely to see you.


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