Thursday, January 6, 2011

A great day-- Drawing live on CityLine on Citytv

 Happy Time
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(And it was a happy time.
This is the small portrait
of Tracy Moore that I
gave to her at the end of
the show.)

Today I went to the Citytv studios at Dundas
Square to draw the star of CityLine, Tracy Moore
as the taping took place for next Thursday's show.
A live audience watches the entire show -- and
it is an hour long production.  Tracy moves from
movable set to set, talking about a wide variety of
topics. Today the theme was decoration and design.
Samantha Pynn, one of the guest designers on the
program was talking about art and how to display
it on the wall, and as a side piece I was drawing
a quick sketch of Tracy from a photo and one of
my paintings was on display.  Pretty exciting stuff.

Tracy comes to see the sketch I've been working on.
The painted portrait (first image above)  is turned around
on the easel because it's a surprise.

At the end of the show I gave Tracy the small
finished portrait I'd brought, and was especially
glad that I'd finished it on time, because it was
Tracy's birthday today.

Upcoming shows to watch for:

I've been invited to join the International Guild of
Figurative Art and will have three pieces in guild's
first show at Studio Vogue Gallery's new location
at 216 Avenue Road, Toronto, Canada.  The show runs
from February 2 - 26, and the opening is on February 5 from 5-7p.m.
The International Guild of Figurative Art brings
 together artists who have a passion for figurative work
and who have taken part in major cultural events, both
in their country or origin, and internationally.

March 8 is International Women's Day, and
the 100th anniversary of that special day.
I've already mentioned that there will be a show
at Ayrspace Gallery in Ayr, Ontario featuring
over 100 artists from around the world.  The show
International Women Celebrate runs from
March 5 - to April 1, 2011, and the opening
reception is on March 5th.  In addition to the show,
the organizers have put together a book telling the stories
in brief of the 100 women artists participating, and
showcasing their work.  Sales at the show will help fund
 a Haitian charity focusing on women, and their children.
All in all an exciting show with soul and heart.

Have an art-is-always-exciting day.


Flora Doehler said...

Barbara congratulations on yet another media gig!! I can't wait to watch it next week when it airs. Here is the online link for others:

I just watched an episode online. Wow Tracy Moore has great energy and personality!! Lucky you!

Love the painting too!
Flora xo

Kim Rempel said...

Congratulations Barbara! I taped Breakfast Television! doh! I just read Flora's comment though so I will watch online. Great painting. All the best to you!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

Thanks so much. Tracy Moore, and Samantha Pynn are fantastic, and it is an incredibly demanding job being the host of a show that does so much in an hour. I was absolutely floored by their professionalism, good cheer and energy.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Sorry about that. The CityLine show
that I'm on is on next Thursday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

XO Barbara

Linny D. Vine said...

Congratulations, Barbara, you shining star!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linny,

Thanks so much. Shining star -- you are so sweet -- you're the shining star.


Liza Hirst said...

Congratulations from me, too, Barbara! I am very happy for you!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thanks so much. I hope you are having a wonderful time and great weather in Spain.


Gwen Bell said...

Congrats on your latest Celebrity adventure! I'll have to watch it.

This portrait is absolutely gorgeous! I know she was thrilled with it! What a beautiful woman.

Nicki said...

This is all sooooo exciting. You are on fire!!! Keep fanning those embers, it's going to be a great year!

XO Nicki

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