Sunday, August 20, 2023

Sunday thoughts

Wonder Water Image #6
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015

Just having finished teaching a course on Presentations
and Advocacy, I thought of this when Etana's portrait
appeared in my scrolling.  She has worked on advocacy
since finishing her Masters. I showed this portrait at
the Florence Biennale in 2015. It was next to a large
diptych of the ocean and clouds. In a way the portrait
was about Advocacy, because the message with the 
ocean painting, Etana's portrait, and a picture of my
daughter-in-law, Emily, was about saving the oceans. 

Lady in a café

Marker on paper
2 x 3 inches
Barbara Muir © 2023

I did this tiny sketch today in a notebook, inspired
by the beauty of a woman across from me in a café 
with her friends.  Steven and I were eating a delicious
lunch, and I brought my small sketchbook. What
I love about portraits, even very fast sketches, is what
they capture.

Have a loving your life day.

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