Friday, June 12, 2009

Featured on City TV



Drawing My friend via Skype
Hi friends,

It's been an exciting and busy spring I'd have to say.

A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by Jee Yun Lee,
a reporter with Toronto news station, City TV, in connection
with Skype art. It's a great interview, and you can watch it.

Our family is wildly excited and we all toasted one another
with a little bit of champagne to mark the occasion. Both
Jee Yun Lee, and the camera man Brad were lovely people,
and I'm so happy with the piece.

Check it out here.

The photo tonight was taken while I was drawing
a good friend of mine over Skype.

Have a drawing-your-good-friends day.

14 comments:

Melinda said...

Congratulations, Barbara!!!!! I LOVED the interview at City TV. Excellent job and your work is stunning. I thought Jee Yun Lee did a really good job with this.

Your photo on the blog and your friend look like happy artists!

Hope you continue to get all the commissions that you want. I know you'll do great work with each one.

I look forward to seeing them and more of your lovely face.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Melinda,

You are sweet. My friend and I are happy artists. The only thing wrong with that is that if you laugh too much, you can't draw! Ah well. Tough choices. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview.

xoxoxoBarbara

Aliaena said...

Hi Barbara, Many congratulations! How wonderful! A really great report and fantastic showcasing of your art! You seem to have an amazingly loving spirit - it is palpable in your art and your blog and the way you support other artists. And that, along with your JOY and passion for art really come through in these different video pieces I've seen now of you explaining your work. Fantabulous!!! and thank you for all your generosity. You are inspiring! Best - always, Aliaena

floramary said...

Barbara, that was a wonderful piece!!! You look great, your house looks great, your brother looks great like you. Life is wonderful!
Congrats!! We're toasting you here too!
love, Flora and Larry xoxoxo

Laurel Daniel said...

WOW! Seeing that clip was more than fun - you are so poised and cute in it!!! Congratulations on the much deserved publicity!

It was also wonderful to see your large portraits in the background around your house - seeing them in context gives me a much better sense of scale. It was like I was in your kitchen with you!

Many congrats again and again!
Love, Laurel XOXOX

L.Holm said...

It's fantastic, Barbara! So fun to see. Laurel's right--you're incredibly poised on camera! You are a celeb!
xoLiz

Barbara M. said...

HI Aliaena,

It's easy to have a loving spirit when people around you are loving. I am very lucky to meet wonderful artists like you through the blog. I absolutely love your work.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Flora,

Talk about houses. Now yours really, really looks great. Yes Jee Yun Lee was a super reporter and the camera man was an artist too. The whole experience was fun.

Love,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Laurel,

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your kindness and support.
I love your work and think about it all the time. I step outside and think about how you'd see what I see, because I'm not a landscape painter. Today the world outside is so rich and green, and it was especially so this morning in the overcast light. Just amazing. You would love it.

XOXOXOXBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liz,

Thanks very much. It wasn't that hard to be poised with the kind people doing the shoot. They were such experts and so impressive that I really found the whole experience a delight.

Take care,

Barbara

eldon warren said...

Barbara, I am so proud of you and impressed beyond belief. I watch the video and say "That's my friend doing that!" Way to go!
Eldon

Barbara M. said...

Hi Eldon,

That is your friend doing that! Thanks so much for being my friend. It means a lot to me.

Take care,

Barbara

Liza Hirst said...

Again, I'm late on this one and the others have already said it all!
This was great fun to watch and I also liked you very much in the interview. As Eldon said, I am so proud to be your friend, the friend of a super artist and super woman!!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

I am also proud to be your friend. I've long thought of you as a super artist. Let's get the cameras in there!

xoxoxoxoBarbara

Portrait Artist

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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: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
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!