Sunday, March 3, 2024

Owning now

At the boat launch — Port Philip 

Acrylic on canvas 

30 x 30 inches

Barbara Muir revised (work in progress)


(The irony of my cheery blog is that Google 

Chrome won’t work now on

my computer and I have to write this caption

on my phone. Not ideal)

You read a lot about nostalgia -- remember back when...?
And then for an artist there is infinite advice on planning.
How about owning now? My husband and I sit on our
back porch in the white painted wicker chairs watching
birds flit in and out of our Christmas tree that a friend attached
to one of our trellises against the fence.  Steven spills bird
seed onto the tree, and the birds love it.  It gives that tree
a whole new life.  Yes by the end of March it will be over,
but in the now it is amazing.

How about drawing in the now? Looking at something
that pulls you in, and making it into an image. Walking
into the studio and thinking, 'what if I do this?,' and
doing it. 

That's what's happening to this painting.  I put it on
my bedroom wall for a few days and ideas for changes
leapt out at me.  So Now -- I am changing it. 

Have a loving the now day.

Footnote: I may take a short break from blogging if  Google continues to ruin the look of my blog, until I figure out what’s happening. Sorry. I did have a wonderful day, and I’ll figure out how to keep you posted on what I’m changing with this. Thanks for your patience. 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful as it is but if it’s not right for yiu then… looking forward to the revisions ��❣️❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks so much Evelyn,

I so appreciate your understanding and support. Love your work.


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