There's a good reason why I don't show clients how a
painting develops until I get final approval, and
the painting has gone safely to its new home. I'm
not a smooth transition person. As I paint I'm
getting to know the client better, and my eyes
and hands seem to be doing their own thing. So
I know you can advise people about how to paint
until you are blue (or green, or red) in the face,
but everyone paints differently.
Here are a couple of the sittings leading up
to the final result, which I'll show you on Friday
maybe, just before my weekend studio tour opens.
If you're in Toronto this weekend, please drop by my St. Clair ARtwalk studio tour, Saturday the 27th and Sunday September 28 at 56 Cherrywood Ave, (near Bathurst and St. Clair) between 1 and 5 p.m. for a glass of wine or a cup of coffee or herbal tea, to see my work, talk and have a cookie, or other treats.
My friend Jennifer says she doesn't do demos.
Like me, she changes her mind as she paints,
refines, removes, moves around, shrinks,
expands -- changes the painting. That's
why I paint in acrylic. All of that is possible,
even desirable -- more paint, more texture,
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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!