Saturday, January 6, 2024

Saturday -- feeling happy

Self portrait
acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
(I did this portrait for David Lobenberg's
June Paint Off in 2009)
You can read about it here

Saturday is at least in part a day off.  I woke up today and did
two fast sketches as I drank my coffee.  Then it was off to the
market to see our wonderful farmer friend Jens, and his sweet
assistants -- Stephanie and Simon -- a young, very happy
married couple.

I saw that I posted this portrait last year at this time because
I was working on a portrait, and the lighting in this self
portrait appealed to me.  At the moment I'm working on a
landscape with complicated clouds -- and it is all about light too.
So why not?  Light is vital in every painting -- and I hope
I can make my landscape with a river view as luminous
as this.  Meanwhile I'll try to stay positive and luminous
today and for the entire weekend.

Thank you for your inspiration.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

This self portrait really does glow❣️❣️❣️ I hope your weekend was positive and luminous 😀🤗❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Evelyn,

It was a great weekend. Perfect. I hope you've been
having fun.


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