Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dreaming of a theme

Missing Home
Skype Sketch
Black marker on bond paper
6 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

Most of my portraits have something to do with
love. Either the people being painted want a
special present for someone they care about, or
clients want people they love to be painted.
As an artist, a feeling of strong affection
for the world, its landscapes, and people is
in every painting and drawing I am happy with.
My hope is that the people who buy my work
enjoy that quality.

Tonight's drawing is of someone missing home,
and thinking about the loved ones there. Many
people around the world are feeling that tonight.
Love is such a strong bond, and we feel the lack
of it when the people we love to be around are
far away. The miracle of the world we live in
is that we can feel much closer than we could have
even a century ago -- maybe even than we could
have five years ago.

Have a loving-the-people-around-you-and-missing-you day.


eldon said...

It's truly amazing how easy it is to connect anywhere on the globe. And from the comfort of our own homes. Thanks to the internet I've made friends I'd never have been able to before. What will be doing ten years from now?

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

It is amazing isn't it. And people like you seem like friends in the neighbourhood, so I have to keep thinking to myself, 'now where is Eldon?' Oh yeah -- Colorado.

Take care,


Liza Hirst said...

Wonderful drawing, Barbara!
You always capture the mood so well.
Hi from....oh yes, France.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

You are so sweet. Thanks so much.

Hi back at you from ...Canada.


Portrait Artist

My photo
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!