|Q: What do you enjoy the least about being an artist?
|Q: Was there a pivotal time in your life when you were forced to choose between two different paths? Do you have any regrets?
|Q: On an average day in the studio, how much of your time is spent in the physical act of making art?
|Pearls from artists* # 262
|Q: What personality traits do you possess that have been most helpful in your art career?
|Pearls from artists* # 108
|Q: I just got home from my first painting experience… three hours and I am exhausted! Yet you, Barbara, build up as many as 30 layers of pastel, concentrate on such intricate detail, and work on a single painting for months. How do you do it?
|Q: Would you speak about the practical realities – time and expenses – involved in making your pastel-on-sandpaper paintings? What might people be surprised to learn about this aspect of art-making?