A Day at the Lake
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020I'm reading the book Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.
It's comforting to know that the writer who
wrote the TV series -- Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice,
Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder
gets anxious being interviewed for talk shows, and
doesn't like speaking in public. But she challenged
herself to do just that. The book has inspired me.
I went into the studio today and worked on this
piece that I have loved since I did a smaller
painting planning it. But it wasn't quite done.
I think it might be now. It is a scene from a park
we visit on the banks of Lake Ontario. For
people who love the water, like we do,
having this incredible, large, park -- like
a nature reserve to visit on the edge of our
busy city, is such a gift.
I think this painting is done. You never know.
We artist types are all about questions,
"How to? Where to? Should I? What's next?"
So maybe sometimes we should let it go. And
miraculously sometimes we do.