Saturday, March 23, 2024

Theoretically a day off


Acrylic on mounted birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014

When I say theoretically a day off what do I mean?  I guess I mean there really isn't a day off for artists.  Even on the day off day I was filling in strange forms for memberships I want to continue.  And then there's my eyes -- they are always working.  If I were going to paint today (I may draw, but don't anticipate painting), I would love to capture the astounding beauty of this sunny, snow covered day.  We were driving along a wooded street, and the fallen branches over the snow were creating purple blue shadows, and somewhat abstract designs.  I was enchanted. 

See what I mean?  Plus I will definitely spend time following what you are doing and enjoy every minute of that pursuit, which could be called research. Why my cat Fiona?
She loves being a studio assistant, and loves when we take the rare day off, and she can cuddle with us while we watch a movie.

I hope you had a lovely Saturday.

Have a loving your life day. 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful painting❣️❣️❣️ it is good to take a theoretical day off 😃 Sometimes it is in the meddle of the week for me

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

It is good theoretically isn't it. We are lucky that our eyes are always working.
And our hearts are there too -- saying "Hey wouldn't this be great to paint/draw?"


Flora said...

What a beautiful painting of your Fiona. She looks so clever…and those eyes!! Xxoo

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

Thank you so much. Fiona is an intelligent cat. And she's a sweetheart. Yes both of our siamese cats have incredible eyes.


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