Friday, January 8, 2010
In the Skype mood going through the door
so I have needed this time to think about what
I want to do with my own work independent
of all that. I am leaning heavily towards
producing very large Skype paintings. Going
through my reference shots from Skype
tonight I found a super shot of a friend of mine
in Nova Scotia leaning into the frame the way
you sometimes do on Skype, and thought I'd
I've done big faces before, and I really love the look.
So watch out. Is the computer screen like the new
frame? I am thinking about that too. How to
present my beauties. Anyway this friend has been
using a metaphor for artistic progress with me
for a few years --"going through the door."
Every time something exciting happens to me
he laughs like he is in this picture and says,
"I told you you were going through the door,".
So maybe envisioning these large portraits I am
once again putting my foot out into the wider world.
I think that's what he means. I always laugh when
he says it, even though I'm not entirely sure what
he means. He's just funny because he lives in the
Maritimes soaking in all of that clean air.
Have a putting-your-foot-out-the-door 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!