Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another long trip



Water Image 3
Final stage
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
( As you can see the shell is gone.
I'll take another picture of this
tomorrow before she flies to New York.
The colour is not right, so I'll photograph
it outside in the morning.)

We hauled down to Windsor, Ontario today to pick
the boy up. That's 12 hours in the car. So I am tired
and happy to have my son, Sam, home from university.
He's moving out of residence into a good house next year,
but in the mean time we have him here and get to enjoy him.

I am getting my work ready to ship tomorrow,
so I'm afraid this will be super short. We listened
to Malcolm Gladwell What The Dog Saw in the car
on the way home, and arrived home erudite as all
get out. Love those books on CD.

Have a wrapping-it-all-up day.

10 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

This is fabulous, Barbara!

Kim said...

Perfect! :)

Theresa Rankin said...

These water images are fabulous, Barbara!! Keep up the beautiful work...your style is really honed in!!
xoxox
Theresa

eldonwarren said...

These paintings a exercises in plain ole awesomeness. A home run for sure.
EW

Barbara M. said...

Thanks Elizabeth. I'm so glad you like it.

I am so happy with the way the paintings turned out.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Kim,

Perfect -- thanks so much! The three young women I painted are wonderful people, so I'm glad you think they're perfect. They are too.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Theresa,

I'm delighted that you like these paintings. I felt great joy contemplating making them, and supreme satisfaction when they were done because the women who posed are all wonderful people. It's Earth Day and they are the ones who will save the planet.

xoxoxoxoBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hey Eldon,

A home run! Like it. I got er done, and you say it's a home run. You've made me very happy.

Take care,

Barbara

samuel said...

still the same young pretty thin models being exalted

Barbara M. said...

Hi Samuel,

Sorry you feel that way. These are the people I know and am incredibly fond of. The series is about the loss of our oceans. These young people who are kind enough to model for me are the ones who will have to save the planet. I'm sorry if you don't see the people you want to see here. I paint the people who are available, and the people who commission me to paint them. If you look closely, the body sizes of the young women varies quite a bit. Also you need to check out my slideshow and see the wide variety there. I'd be delighted to see your paintings.

Take care,

Barbara

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!