Monday, May 24, 2010

Late night painting after fireworks


In the park -- ready for summer
Stages 7 and 8
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

It's far to late to write anything now. We drove all
the way across the city to watch the Ashbridge's Bay
spectacular fireworks display from an accessible
beach. It was worth it, but I came home and worked
on this until this minute.

It is very close to finished. I am very pleased and
will probably be finished in all but the odd insistent
detail tomorrow.

Have an aren't-long-weekends-great? day

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,

The portraits are beautiful. I hope you don't have to change a thing.


Love,
Josephine

Tammy Hext said...

Just gorgeous Barbara. You are one talented lady.

Kim said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!! So much vitality!

painterchum said...

It looks good Barbara. You should be very pleased.

Melinda said...

This is coming along nicely! Love the trees in the background too.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Josephine,

Thanks so much. Well of course I'll change this and that until my client sees it this week.

Love Barbra

Barbara M. said...

Hi Tammy,

Thank you so much. Speaking of talent. What beautiful work you are doing!

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you so much. I am certainly working on keeping it lively. Imagine these three children -- the amount of energy and joy in the family -- the painting has to capture that.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. I will be pleased indeed when it's completed. I know you know the feeling. I love the work you're doing and your blog.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Melinda,

Thanks so much. My son Sam said it had a Group of Seven feeling, which I wasn't exactly working on, but maybe those pine trees bring that out in me.

xoxoxoxoxBarbara

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Barbara!.... "I" love the very rich...vibrant colour in this one... almost... as much as "I" love the intimacy and personal flavour that "You" have included in a very successful "recipe" here!

"You" should indeed be happy and proud of this work... finished or not! Forge ahead!

Good Painting!
Warm regards,
Bruce Sherman

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!