Wednesday, December 20, 2023

The 20th thing I learned again in 2023 -- the work matters

Marty's Mom
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36"
Barbara Muir © 2004

Last year on this day I posted this photo of my painting of
Marty's Mom with a Santa hat on the portrait's head.  I was
visiting my friend Marty up the street and saw this. What
a treat. This year I'm showing it again because I love the painting. 
How sweet to see that image of the wonderful woman who was Marty's
Mom.  She posed for me in my studio -- and that was long
before COVID.  So I got to talk to her, and know her and
it is delightful doing a portrait using live sittings.

The colours were not my norm at the time -- I mean the 
bright yellow -- but I love how it jumps off the blue of the
satin throw behind her.  This portrait  captures the 
visual energy of Marty's mother.  And I'm so glad it does.

Have a loving your life day.

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