Tuesday, August 23, 2022

In the game

Summer love
Acrylic in and pencil
on watercolour paper
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022

Nuance -- my friend Simon Constam, who I recommend you follow
on Instagram as dailyferocity, wrote about nuance.  We artists are
besieged with nuance -- defined in my laptop's dictionary as, 
"the expression of subtle nuances of thought: fine distinction, subtle distinction/difference, shade, shading, gradation, variation, modulation, degree;
subtlety, nicety, refinement, overtone."

I often worry when I'm out walking with a friend that I will get 
lost in the observation of every small detail around us.  So that's
our artist's life. And I think artists are lucky that way.

Today I am looking over some of the paintings I've had trouble
completing, and thinking about ways to change them and finish 
them.  I am almost finished this painting.  Another tribute to
the fields that run between Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. 
Is it right to call it being homesick, when we spend so little
time at our school house in Nova Scotia?  Well we are, but 
meantime, as far as art goes, I am back in the game. 

Have a loving your life day!

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!