About Barbara's Passion
Inspiration, Determination and Perspiration is exactly where I started.
You never know where life is going to take you, in my case, it took me to Spain. You know what I mean, retiring early, living the dream, expat heaven and integrating with the locals because after 3 months you are totally fluent in the language - wrong!
My Husband and I refurbished an old finca (country house) with all the trials and tribulations that entails especially when you cannot speak the laguage. Eventually I found myself with little to do once the daily chores were done. Here comes the Inspiration, I knew I liked painting and I knew I had a creative streak but I did not have the skills or know where to start. A program on TV, Bob Ross, Painting, finally got me started, landscapes, hundreds of them, I could paint a wooded hillside with mountains in the background and a waterfall and stream in the foreground in a couple of hours. Big brushes, bold movements, I did paintings I was proud off, even held an exhibition and sold 14 paintings for charity. But an artist cannot live by landscapes alone.
I started to paint things that stirred me. Things that interested me. Things that moved me. I realised how much I love colour. My husband became an Artists Widower, I was vagualy aware that he would pop in my studio occasionaly with a cup of hot beverage and some kind of sustenence most of which would go uneaten. Here is where the stubborn determination kicks in. I learnt how to draw, I experimented with colours but most of all I learnt how to see. Take a look at a tree with green leaves, there are hundreds of different greens in those leaves. Light, shadow even your mood changes those colours. This is where the perspiration becomes a factor, apart from the fact that my studio does get very warm in summer, I paint vibrant, colouful, exciting, thought provoking, images full of colour and energy. Once I get going I really do not know when to stop, my poor husband is back to being a lonely artists widower again.
I hope my paintings stir something in you, if they make you want to comment, compliment or even criticise click the button on your left and send me a mail with your thoughts. Every painting is a one off, totally unique. It will never be repeated and never reproduced.
If you would like to buy a painting, payment can be made by PayPal or any major credit card. Email me to arrange details and shipping.
Inspiration, Determination and Perspiration
Prices - Art is a very subjective thing, and the value of pieces of art is an equal mystery. Any picture is only worth what somebody is willing to pay for it. What is one of my pictures worth to you? Choose a picture and make me an offer. Every offer will be seriously considered. Buy not only a unique piece of art but buy a piece of my passion. Email me. Please remember that once we have agreed a price the cost of shipping and insurance must be added. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanking you in anticipation. My very best regards Barbara.
Closing Point - For those of you that are wondering about my poor lonely Husband, he is now the President of the Jaguar Enthusiasts' Club in Spain. If that interests you click the link to your right.