Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Start over

See what I mean?
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

When you look at a painting you see the final result. That’s
how it should be. But despite all of the videos showing an artist’s
clean process, and straight, logical progress to the beloved painting,
it doesn’t always go that way.

Sometimes we artists start over two, maybe three times before we
get the result we want. And even then years later we can probably
see something we’d change.

I love the story of the Mona Lisa and how surprised art experts were
when they examined the painting with special equipment and saw that
Leonardo da Vinci had painted two or three versions,

I'm working on a couple of pieces that require more fine tuning.
Tonight I’m showing you a painting that took some work, and extra
thinking before it settled happily into the painting that sold in New
York City -- taking a view from one of my favourite parks stateside.

Have a loving your life day.

Have a loving your life day. 


Jennifer Rose said...

i start over on art all the time, never happy with it lol

Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I love the people in this paintings❣️❣️❣️Glad you managed to get it through all the variations. It can be so easy to just abandon the project.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer,

I think a lot of us do. Even Leonardo! Lol.

Love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

It was absolutely amazing when it sold.

And I was happy with the work.

Love your work.


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