Thursday, April 29, 2010

Two shows coming up


In the kitchen researching for the doctorate
Stage 2
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

Tomorrow night is the opening for the Don Valley
Art Club Spring show
at Todmorden Mills. When I
dropped off my paintings I was excited by the prospect
of getting to see the complete show. From what I could
see it's going to be pretty impressive. So if you're in
Toronto come out between 7 and 9 p.m.

Next week in New York (an expression I cannot get
enough of) I am part of a group show at The Amsterdam
Whitney that runs from April 30 - June 1. Click the
link here to see two of the three paintings I'll have in the
show. I've posted them on the blog and if you click here
you can see how the triptych works together.

Tonight I'm showing you the underpainting for my
portrait In the kitchen researching for the doctorate.
I love the underpainting stage, and I'm learning more
about it all the time. The overall underpainting is a
peachy orange, then there are several other colours
used in different parts of the painting.

Have a woo-hoo-isn't-life-great! day.

6 comments:

Liza Hirst said...

Next week in New York.... whooh!
Lucky girl - you deserve it!
By the way, for me it's "next week in Florence"! I'll be thinking of you very much.

cohen labelle said...

Barbara, I loved the preliminary drawing of your first stage and this stage is absolutely transformative!

xoxoxoxoxoMarcia

Flora Doehler said...

“CELESTIAL DIVERTIMENTOS” celebrates the venerable tradition of artistically capturing the human form with the artwork of four superbly talented Contemporary Masters, all of whom delight the viewer by channeling the vitality of life upon the canvas through radiant color, intriguing subject matter and phenomenal dimensionality. ......... BARBARA MUIR’s radiant portraits capture both the physical appearance and the personality of her sitters through her expert use of highlighting and shading, superb coloration skills and mastery in the human visage while simultaneously conveying an aura of tranquility and levity to the spectator. Startling the eye with her prodigious ultra-photorealistic style, NINA DREYER HENJUM paints rousing scenes of humans in beautifully vulnerable states within slightly otherworldly environments.

Right on Barbara!!!!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

Wow.I am a lucky girl and so are you.

Say hello to Florence for me. Or ciao. Questo panino per favore. Is that right? Anyway. Wow.

xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Marcia,

Trying to learn the trade. I'm really enjoying the lessons from great artists like you.

xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Flora,

I was about to post that on my blog in a future post. Well now. You like it I am thinking. Yes. I will post that on a future blog. Maybe next Monday. Because I liked it too. I don't know Nina Dreyer Henjim yet, so she might not want the attention.

You are adorable.

xoxoxoxoBarbara

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!