Monday, May 2, 2011

This art is going places

Tonight the ladies at the Don Valley Art Club nearly fell
off their chairs when I showed up with my paintings
at 6:30 p.m. -- early for me.  I feel like there's almost a
new show to remember every day -- not true but there
is a lot going on. And today I was distracted by the
problem of among other things dresses.  The eternal
dilemma of what to wear.

I entered these two paintings in the DVAC spring show.
I have a special affection for them because
they are about the wonders of video telephoning (Skype
in my case) and the love that you can see face to face
through this technological magic when you are separated
Check this out
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Connected
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

by great distances. I've shown them to you before. I have been on a
Skype kick lately -- keen to paint the very different expressions
you see when you're talking to someone through their computer
screen. It makes sense that I've been enjoying this kind if
portrait image when you think about the shut-in quality of our Canadian 
winters and the great distances that can separate us from friends and family
-- especially when the weather forbids travel. 

It's always a treat to see my friends at the Don Valley Art Club -- in real
time face to face -- no computers involved.  I wish
I'd had more time to check out the show.  There were wonderful paintings
coming in but I had to fly.

Have a getting-your-work-in-to-spring-shows day.

2 comments:

Nicki said...

You do have a lot going on right now Barbara. Whew! I'm tired (but excited) for you! And good luck when you are in New York.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

Thanks so much. A big hello from the Big Apple! I sure wish you were going to be here. Maybe another year!

Love your paintings each day. You are an inspiration.

XOBarbara

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!