Friday, July 24, 2009
Shake it up baby -- twist and shout!
has been a run on babies. It makes me think of a
song I overheard as a child. (That's right watch out
little children have ...ears.) "Today's the day we give
babies away for half a pound of tea, so if you
know any ladies who want any babies, just send
them on to me!" Where would I have heard that?
But it does make me laugh. Well no wonder
babies are popular subject material, they are
so incredibly beautiful. The challenge, as I've
said before, but I hope not so often that your
nodding into your tea now, is giving the baby
oomph, a feeling of personality, and staying in
step with your artist self.
As a bold colour, strong image artist, I worry
about overpowering the baby with intensity that
doesn't work with that baby softness.
Tonight I worked on a little portrait of one
of my own sons when he was a baby, just to
limber up for the next baby portrait.
Have a loving-the-big-and-little-babies-in-your-life day.
- 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: email@example.com
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!