Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Sometimes technology sings

Look at this
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(I talked to this fellow today too --
Christopher my son, shown
here with his wife Megan,
from a painting during my
Skype painting series. Skype
 was the first technology for me that 
let me see family when they were
 far away. In this painting they were
 working in Korea.)

Today I got to watch one of our younger family members
make art on FaceTime.  What a treat.  She very calmly
drew a beautiful scene of a garden on a sunny day using markers. 
And she was talking the whole time about what she was doing. 
I told her I was having trouble painting a hand, and she drew an
extremely competent hand (she's 6) and explained how I should do it.

I was so grateful that technology could allow us to get
together.  I had my lunch, and then held up the kitten Monet, who
seemed as excited as I was by the art work happening 
across the cyberworld.

Eventually I had to go and get back to work, happy
in the joyous feeling of sharing time with another

Have an enjoying the artists you know day.


Jennifer Rose said...

technology def helps a lot in keeping safely in contact with people we want and always good to encourage young people to be creative 😀

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

With this young person, I think it's the other way around. Art is in her soul,
and gets encouraged by her parents. So when I see her she always inspires me.
She doesn't wrestle with how to draw or paint something, she delves in, and has
total confidence. I have to work on that feeling, it does not come naturally.

Love your work,


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