Untitled (work in progress)
Literally photographed on the easel
Acrylic pen and paint on canvas
3 x 6 feet
Barbara Muir © 2020Happy Tuesday. It was a day of a thousand mess ups,
until I went for a walk with a dear friend who told
me the trick of deciding to end the conversation about
all that was going wrong right then. When she said that I
looked at the little park we were walking through and as always
trees and even gloomy clouds are comforting. I went home
to my studio and tackled the part of this piece that's been
driving me mad -- the face.
Before I did I went to the art store and saw the lovely Anna,
who calls me Anna for fun. She helped me get some great supplies
-- acrylic pens and brush cleaner. Plus she is funny, and that
was something I needed so badly on this complicated day.
I'm drawing this portrait on a 3 ft. x 4 ft. canvas with acrylic
pens. It's the whole figure, and seems to be a long, slow process,
but I'm feeling confident now that it will be ready in time for a
show coming up! More on that later. And I think Anna, and
my friend, and the subject of this portrait turned the day around.
It's been a wonderful night, and I'm excited again about my work.
Thank you as always for being out there. I'm trying this because
I said I would. And I am learning so much!
Have a loving what you do day.