Monday, January 3, 2011

International Women Celebrate


 
Ready for joy
(finished version)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

The time has come to tell you what my little painting is
all about.  Jill Yuzwa, Kim Rempel and Jeanette
Vermeyden-Obbink in Ayr, Ontario put out a call a
couple of months ago to bloggers and other artists
asking for women artists from around the world to
participate in a show together to celebrate the
100th anniversary of International Women's Day.
So on March 8th, 2011 the painting shown here
and at least 99 works by other women will be shown
together at Ayrspace Gallery in Ayr, Ontario.
Christopher in the studio taking the shot.

Today was the deadline for getting the images and
writing in for the International Women Celebrate
book.  So I headed over to the studio where my
photographer son, Christopher, works to get my
painting captured photographically. Now I am
done.  That painting and the necessary added
written copy have flown off over the Internet and
now I can savour dreams of the kick off weekend,
when I'll meet the other great women artists who are
taking part in this fine exhibition.  Cool eh?

But there's something else.  On Thursday morning
I'm heading over to City TV here in Toronto,
to draw the host Tracey Moore during the taping of
the show.  More TV!  I'll give you more information
on that tomorrow.  But meanwhile time to move on
to the next project.
Have a keeping-busy-for-art day.

7 comments:

painterchum said...

oh that's all very exciting Barbara! I will hope to catch you on CityTv if I can get it on Thursday morning. The exhibition sounds like a great way to celebrate International Womens Day. Hope everything goes great for the show and the tv show too.

Kim said...

I can't wait to meet you Barbara! And to watch you on CityLine tomorrow : ) Your piece is joyous and stunning and I can't wait to see it hanging in the show!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

They're taping the show Thursday,
but it will be on one week later on Thursday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. I'm sure the show will be great, and I'm excited about my time on CityTV with
Tracey Moore and Samantha Pynn.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Kim,

I can't wait to meet you either. The CityLine piece will be on next Thursday a week from this Thursday when we tape it.

I'm glad you like the painting. I am
happy with it too.

XOBarbara

Liza Hirst said...

Yes, all this is indeed very exciting, Barbara! I wish you success
and fun with your ventures and that I could be there with you! Your painting expresses the vividness that
initially - years ago - attracted my attention to your work - wonderful!!
Happy New Year to you (hope it's not too late yet to say that and that I haven't said it before - I am not sure...)

eldon said...

Wow!! woderful piece!! Good luck at the show!!

Nicki said...

This is great! What a joyous painting! A real celebration in paint!

Can't wait to see it in person!

Nicki XO

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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!