Liz Muir is an artist on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
Being a painter takes a great deal of time and energy to focus on thoughts and bring them to fruition on a canvas. Liz starts her day at 10.00am after a workout to keep fit and a good walk to fill the mind with the lights, the darks and the sparkle of her surrounding environment. A clean up of the studio from the day before and it is time to stand at the easel. This act starts Liz thinking of colours and mixing which is a skill that an artist has to keep practising and remembering, especially that mixing more than three colours makes grey. Liz uses acetate as a palette so that when there are too many colours it can be ‘trashed’. The clearness of the plastic makes it easier to see the tones.
Liz ponders that after all the hard work that it can be quite thrilling to see a plan come together and walking away at 4:30pm is a good move as it refreshes the brain for the next day where more ideas will flood her mind to continue her works-in-progress.
The studio is where all of this happens and works are stored nearby to dry or to return if they need just one more mark.
We hope that you enjoy this journey with Muir.