Thursday, March 11, 2021

Hearing the call

Cloud Magic
Acrylic on canvas
4 x 6 feet
Barbara Muir © 2018

There are so many theories of what makes a piece of art successful.
I'm sure it's different for every artist.  I love working on larger work,
and finally got the nerve to get back to solving one of my bigger pieces. 
I should say the nerve to start working on it again. 

I'm showing you a piece I love that is also based on the magnificent
clouds you get near, and over the ocean in Nova Scotia, our second
home.  This painting is one of my favourites, and still available
if you'd love a dramatic landscape behind you as you make your
Zoom calls.  

The new painting is another large work 36 x 48 inches -- and I
just got started on the clouds today.  Then right before supper --
the power went out. We quickly found candles, and used our
phones as flashlights (handy eh?).  For about 10 minutes we
sat wondering what we'd eat for supper, and were just going to
head out to pick up take out food, when the power came back on.

I made dinner because Steven was tired, and my painting kept
calling me.  I was trying to figure out if I could work on it for 
a few minutes while the dinner cooked.  I couldn't.  I had to make
a salad, and set the table.  But I was so happy to know that
the painting was beckoning me.  I could be wrong,  but I think maybe
that's one thing that happens with paintings that work.  They make
you want to work on them.  

Have a hearing the call day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

This is gorgeous!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Evelyn,

It is one of my favourite paintings. I'd love to sell it, but it's big. People need a big wall. I think it would look super in an office building, or bank, but most people aren't working in office buildings anymore. Strange times.


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