Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Working on a change in direction

At the dance in the moonlight
acrylic on canvas
36 inches x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Here's a photo of one of the paintings I'm working
on right now. It's very close to finished. And that
has been a process involving almost miraculous
faith and love, and constancy on my part and
the client's. The man in the couple has changed
massively since you last saw him. The face
was lovely, but it was the wrong face. This
face has been approved, and I am just refining
the face, adding in some detail, and moonlight
on the water.

The photo does not do the work justice because
I need to photograph it outside. I'll do that
tomorrow, and hope to finish it up. When I
do I'll show you the final image. This is a very
large painting, done exclusively from very small
snapshot references. I am feeling very happy
with the result at this point. When I finish
the water in the background you will be amazed.

Have a loving-the-work-you're-doing day.


Anonymous said...

So nice to feel happy with a work when you are getting near completion, especially when it has been a long process! Congrats, it looks super. I'm looking forward to being amazed when you show us with the water completed.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

You are sweet. I will definitely show you when it's done. I got a bit stalled today because I picked up a neighbourhood cold. I'm sure I'll be better tomorrow.

Take care,


Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

This is looking beautiful and romantic and loving. The colours are wonderful and I can hardly wait to see the finished piece. I am so happy you are feeling better about the image resembling the gentleman. What a precious gift this will be.

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!