Pat saves the day
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
I was looking for drawings in a basement room we use for storage, and
found this painting which I love. It was an art group sketch, and has
all the energy and imagination I associate with working quickly to paint
a model in the midst of other artists working hard to do the same thing.
There is a special energy, that I miss so much since we haven't been
able to do our Tuesday night thing, and paint from a model for more
than four months. Almost five months! I miss those Tuesday nights
so badly, and my talented, funny friends.
I went back through my many art group sketches on my blog and found
the story of Pat from nine years ago. No model came on our art group
meeting that night. We were about to give up and go home, when Pat
arrived and agreed to model. And it is obvious that she did a wonderful
job. I love the palette in this painting, the decisive brush work. I've been
painting all day, and nothing has quite this vibrancy. So I'll be inspired
by Pat tomorrow.
Thank you Pat, and thank you to my art group at the DVAC. I miss
you big time.