Saturday, March 21, 2020

Playing with paint

Miss you -- palette paper sketch
Acrylic on Bond paper
10 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir 2020
I looked at this piece of palette paper today, and thought
perfect -- I can make a little sketch on that.  I wish I
could paint in a more loose and abstract way all the time,
but when a sketch idea hits me I go.

The image made me think of the ocean, and a piece I'm
planning.  The giant cat is a reference to my brother's
huge cat Tiggy.  And the title is how I feel about all
of the people who I wish I could see, but now we
are supposed to avoid each other like the .... virus.

So every bit of pleasure counts.  It mildly counters the
weight of the worry.  And at the moment that weight
grows day by day.  Stay safe, social distance, and
take whatever pleasure you can get in isolation.

Have a playing for sanity day.

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