Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy Anniversary and the painting progresses

At the art show (detail) Work in progress
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Today was our wedding anniversary.  We are hopeless
romantics even though we've been together a long time,
but decided to keep it simple today -- with flowers (the
flowers we buy one another every weekend), cards,
a quick bite at home and then a very funny movie tonight --
Bridesmaids -- exactly our cup of tea.  Afterwards we
drove by the house I was living in when we fell in love,
and then toasted one another with champagne on the back
porch and felt quite giddy with happiness.
One of many bad photos we took of ourselves in
Montreal a couple of weeks ago, trying to get
ourselves under the Narcisse sign (French for
Narcissus). Well we look at least as silly as this
tonight.

Tonight I'm showing you the portrait of the mother
and daughter -- still a work in progress.  I am working
on commissions that have to remain unseen for a little
while yet.  Then all will be revealed.  It's been a lovely
evening, and we've decided to make it a weekend of
celebration -- so if no more paint graces these
pages, you'll understand.

Have a falling-in-love-again day.

9 comments:

painterchum said...

Happy Happy anniversary. True love is THE most important reason for celebration in this whole world. I love the kooky picture of you two in MOntreal, and oh my goodness you have done a great job of the double portrait with the mother and daughter. the synergy between the two is great, and it all looks so relaxed and natural. great job. and yes....we'll all understand if you dont get any painting done...heavens knows the blog can wait. true friends check back frequently. ha ha!ha.

Nicki said...

What a wonderful thing to celebrate all weekend! So happy for you and Steven! Dare I ask how many years it has been? You look crazy in love... or is it crazy and in love! Ha!

This double portrait is really blossoming. You have captured the love between this mother and daughter so perfectly.

Hugs,

Nicki

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

Yes and this is true love. I loved the moving Bridesmaids with the woman in the jewellery store telling people that true love doesn't last forever. And of course in real life love is a day by day decision between two people. So far we have been lucky to have been able to make that decision. You are a complete sweetie. I hope to see you in a couple of weeks if you are home when I come through.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Nicki,

I think the latter is true, crazy and in love. After all love is a bit crazy. To sum up how long we've been together a friend has this quote, "over the long haul, it's been a long haul." Of course I don't feel that way most days, but I still think it's funny.

I'm glad you like the painting. I am quite happy with it so far. Have a great weekend.

XO Barbara

astra said...

I think this is one of your best portraits ever-you have really captured emotion here -its great

Liza Hirst said...

Yes, this portrait is sooo good! Don't do much more to it, if anything, I would say. Hope you don't mind me saying so...
I love the expression your photo transmits - happy and in love - wonderful! Happy anniversary to both of you, even if it's a bit late.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Astra,

B.P.E.! (Best portrait ever). But you haven't seen all of them. I'm kidding you. You are sweet.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

You weren't too late with the good wishes. We celebrated all weekend, and celebrate the anniversary of our first date in another month, plus we notice both dates every month. The painting is almost done. But it's like bread, it has to be done to make me happy. Nothing worse than a soggy loaf.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxBarbara

Linny D. Vine said...

Happy loving each other, you two!! (And your painting is OH SO BEAUTIFUL, Barbara!!)

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