Saturday, January 30, 2021

Creative ecstacy -- when do you feel it?

Wonder Water Image paintings 
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2014 
Water Image paintings 
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2010 
Each painting is 30 x 30 inches

When an idea comes into my head, and I have the energy, time,
equipment, and space to follow through on it, I feel happy.  I have had
more than one series that really felt wonderful coming together in
the process, and when the paintings were finished.  

One series that just kept going was the Wonder Water Series.  I am
never happier than when I am on the shore of a lake, or the ocean.
That's why my husband drove me to our favourite park today to
feed the ducks, and geese.  Just the sight of water makes me so 

This series was about the places in the world, next to water where
the people I painted wanted to be.  I wish I had videoed my subjects
talking about those places.  That didn't occur to me at the time.
But the paintings show that these places are deeply meaningful to
each person.  It was my dream to fill a large gallery space with them,
on all the walls, ike David Hockney with his portraits.  Maybe

What work makes you feel that special excitement of creativity

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