At La Rosa
Acrylic on mounted birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
I have been drawing small portraits today, inspired by an
artist I'll talk about in a future blog. But this portrait from
2014 way before COVID in my part of the world, drew me in.
And as a small portrait, I think it has a delightful
amount of life and happiness.
I am reposting the piece I put up in 2019, in fond memory
of that relatively worry-free time.
"A few years ago -- (OMG 5!) -- we had
Hospital frequently. At the time one of us would
head over to La Rosa Bakery and either hang out, or pick
up sandwiches for when the treatment, or appointment
was over. We loved the people there.
I did this little portrait of Lisa who worked at the bakery, but
when I went back to show it to her, she wasn't there.
Since then we've rarely been back in the neighbourhood,
and I hear the bakery closed. So sorry. I did a few portraits
of people who worked at, and visited La Rosa --
all great people.
I think this woman's wonderful warmth and humour
comes through in the portrait. I've been thinking of
and planning portraits all day, but have nothing
concrete to show you. This painting is one I'm
proud of. Small, and it's all there."
Have a loving what you do day.