Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Back to my art group

Portrait Sketch
acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir

I'm in a bit of a time crunch with school, organizing
upcoming show materials, and painting, so I haven't
seen my Tuesday night art group for a while. Wednesday
starts ferociously early, so I dashed in tonight to see my
friends, put some marks down on my canvas and hopped it,
to drive home, write to you, and get some sleep. Sleep is
becoming my full time preoccupation, but luckily for me
it isn't my occupation.

So here's the little painting I worked on tonight with
my friends around me. They were doing fabulous paintings,
and it was so gratifying to see their work again,
even for a brief visit.

Have an enjoying-every-minute day.


Janie B said...

Love this! Really good, Barbara!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Janie,

Thanks so much. I was a bit rushed yesterday.

Take care,


Liza Hirst said...

Seems that the rush didn't do any harm - this is a wonderful painting! Love the expression, the colours, the composition - really good!

Anonymous said...

This painting reminds me of a classic 'grecian goddess.' Love the warm soulfull look.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thanks so much. I'm glad you like it. The woman really didn't look like this, but this is what I saw. She had a deeply pensive face, and I tried for that feeling.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. She had a classic dignity in pose, which I was responding to. I'm glad you see what I did.

Take care,


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!