Thursday, October 15, 2020

This is what I’m working on

Untitled (Work in progress)
Watercolour and Acrylic ink and
ballpoint pen on watercolour paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

Today I’m trying to finish a small watercolour acrylic flower painting
I started a few days ago . It’s a bit complicated and it’s been a busy few days.
I’m also gessoing out a large painting that didn’t work. As other artists have
been saying on social media in the past few weeks, there’s a lot more to the art
business then just creating the work, although that's the most important part. 

Trying to capture the flowers at the end of the season is a delightful,
 and nostalgic painting job. No painting can ever replicate the gorgeous,
huge bank of late blooming anemones that are thriving in our garden right now.
I wake up every morning hoping that they are still there, because the sight of
them fills me with joy. In fact a few flowers are thriving right now that didn't
enjoy the very high heat we had this summer. The yellow begonias in the blue
pot in front of the garage are blooming with big beautiful blooms that we never
saw in the summer. The nasturtiums are happy, climbing up the garage, and the
fence blooming in yellow, orange and red, saying, "hey we are still here!", and
I’m so happy to see them.

So I've almost got this done today, but if there's a bit more to do, I'll do
it tomorrow. That too is the artist’s life -- the knowledge that if something doesn’t
come together one day, it will the next. Wishing you a glorious day whatever you’re
doing and I look forward to seeing what you create. Your work makes me so happy,
and that's a great wonder in these hard times.

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