Friday, August 21, 2020

Sometimes the small inspires the big

Clouds over the bay
Acrylic on archival canvas board
6 x 6 inches

Barbara Muir © 2014 

(I'll try to take a better photo tomorrow.) 

I found this little painting last night, a study for a painting that has evolved

into a work called Approach.  It is a long way from the final painting,
and it is the view we get on the hill in the park we love, leading down
to the beach.   There is something fresh, and unstructured in the small
painting that I like.

I like when I can paint with exuberance.  And I see that here.  I am
on holiday for another week, which even at home means not much
time for art, forgive me.  We artists are not like accountants, or
soldiers.  We sometimes need a space of nothingness to come up
with the next big thing.  Maybe I am really in that space finally.

Steven and I watched squirrels struggling to leap and swing onto
our bird feeder for a good half hour.  Now their determination,
and Olympic physical agility was inspiring, and a treat to watch
on our back porch.

Still having issues with blogger.  I should write the company!

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