Saturday, July 11, 2020

A beautiful and contrary day

From the market 
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
The painting I'm showing you was one that gave me
trouble, because I was working on painting flowers
I didn't know.  At the time I wasn't a fan of purple,
and my dear friend, the wonderful artist, Franco
the Creator, challenged me to paint a little painting
using colours I didn't love.

So I did a little abstract, and purple was one of the
colours in it, and found out that Franco was right,
as an artist all colours can work for you.  Ta Da! I
finished it.

This seems like the perfect story, on what was a
perfect day -- with weather that went from sunny and
hot, to stormy and rainy, to sunny and hot, on and off
all day.  It was amazing. Every time we needed to
go out -- to go to our market farmer's outlet in our
neighbourhood, to do the grocery shopping at the
grocery store, it was sunny.  When we went inside --
rain and thunder.

And I worked on two paintings, and marked papers.
I was telling myself that I could do it, I could finish
my paintings.  So I worked on them, but they're
not finished.

This one is, and it is a happy story of working
through a creative block.  Happy weekend.

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