Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dense days

Sketch for the dancer
black marker on bond paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

The momentum at the end of April is always at
a high ebb necessary to get soooo much done.
But this year it's cranked up even higher. The
paintings have gone to New York, the marks
miraculously are in. Woo Hoo. Now it's on
to the other paintings, and the taxes. There's
a deadline Monday, another on Tuesday and
so on.

For the month of May I will be in a group
at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
in New York
City. I am thrilled beyond expression to be
showing there. The gallery Executive Director-Curator
is one of the most positive, kindest people I've
met over the phone and through letters, and I cannot
wait to meet her in person.

The paintings Water Image 2, Water Image 3, and
Water Image 1 (in that order I believe) (see April 22)
will be on display for the month. They portray young
women on the beaches of their choosing, one in the
Caribbean, one in the Indian Ocean, and one on the
Atlantic in Nova Scotia. A horizontal bar of beach connects
the three, and means that they can be displayed either
separately or as a triptych.

If you're in New York between May 6 and May 9,
I am going to be in town and will visit the gallery
as much as possible, so could see you there.

My drawing tonight is a study I worked on to
get a better fix on a beautiful client I am painting
in a large commission. She danced with the
National Ballet, and is spending time
with friends from the National Ballet School.

Have a so-happy-you-can't-settle-down day.


Linda Popple said...

I wish I could be in NY for your show. I would love to see your paintings in person. Congratulations!

Liza Hirst said...

So would I! I wish you a great time there, Barbara, and I am sure your show will be a big suc cess. The paintings are beautiful!
And so is this drawing !!!!!!! WOW!

Linny D. Vine said...

Congratulations, Barbara!!! A show in New York is the big time!!! (Your dancer has the most beautiful eyes.)

Laurel Daniel said...

This sketch is so simple and so beautifully done. The large portrait will be gorgeous.

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