Figure with blue shawl
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Barbara Muir © 2007
the middle room in our house. Lately because of
rearranging the room to get the air conditioner in,
the piece moved to the front of the pack, and I see it anew.
No doubt this was begun pretty quickly -- painting
a fabulous model on a Tuesday night with the Don
Valley Art Club art group. But everything about it
says that it was a joyous experience. The model
looks amazing, the blue of the strangely draped
shawl pops the rest of the painting.
And I like it. Thirteen years later it rocks for me.
I rarely paint the figure, because I'm more interested in
what clothes say in a portrait, but I'm glad I was there
for this pose, and carried it through. Beautiful.
So I miss my art group, shut now because of COVID-19.
One social habit in my life every Tuesday night, if
at all possible, that I miss like crazy. I hope
all of you regulars are fine. Nothing in art competes with
the delight of painting from a live model.
So I am grateful to all of you for the delightful
experience of painting with you.
Have a loving your artist friends day.
And yes if you want it you can buy it.
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