Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The month of pure happiness -- one of them!

Untitled (Work in Process)
Acrylic and acrylic ink, and 
marker on canvas
11 x 14 inches 
Barbara Muir © 2019
This has been an astounding month.  Vibrationally, if you
get my meaning.  Driving along in the car with Steven,
through our magnificent country.  Holding hands sometimes,
and singing.  So incredibly lovely, despite being doggedly

I bought the silver jug in this painting at a garage sale.
The man asked for $20 and I said, "that's too expensive,"
so he said "what isn't?"  And I said "$10."  It is really
beautiful, but was tarnished of course.  Dipped into
boiling water in an aluminum foil lined bowl, with salt
and baking soda, it's gorgeous luminous beauty was
revealed instantly!  Woah!
Untitled Work in Process
The beginning 
I was thinking of the fabulous
portrait painter Simon Davis when
I painted the canvas in a warm wash.
Then I planned to draw with a pencil,
but I needed more clarity so used a marker.
Today it's filled with flowers from my garden, and is a
vibrant reminder of the transfixing beauty in this world.

Have an enjoying the happiness of the day, day.


Liza Hirst said...

Wow, I love this painting as it is! Can’t you just leave it like this? And the jug is very beautiful. I can just imagine what a lovely sight it must be, filled with this gorgeous flowers, bringing joy to the heart! ♥️👌
Have a wonderful day, Barbara!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you. I have kept on working at it a bit. For me it's done when it's done.
I hope you still like it when that happens. The jug is beautiful, and currently
has a plate of cayenne pepper in front of it to stop my cat Timbah from eating
the flowers before I'm finished! So far that's working.

Love, love, love your work.


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