Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Portraits in humour
Patti-Anne, my former boss Frank's wife,
is what Frank would describe as, "drop
dead gorgeous," and a very funny woman.
One of her favorite expressions is,"too
funny!" as she cracks up watching a
comedy skit. She is also a pro
golfer, so when Frank asked me to paint
her, I knew I had to honour her love of
Of course she posed in my studio (living
room/dining room), but I placed her
on my back porch, with a sunny,
abstract floral background. I love the
energy in the painting -- her athletic
strength and femininity coming through,
and the clear expression of the sparkling
sense of humour I enjoyed so much while
she sat for the portrait.
Have a witty and enjoyable evening!
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!