At the party (detail -- Sam)
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Painting a family of parents working 24/7 and
grown children involved in university is a hard
call. The problem? Time. Coordinating four
people is next to impossible. But that's where
the artist comes in. Working with the sitters we
have the great good fortune of making the impossible,
possible, and I was overjoyed today when my client
came to pick up At the Party, hugged me, and
took it to its new home.
I've decided to show the people to you one by one,
and then the whole picture like the grand finale
at the fireworks display we watched on Canada Day,
last Friday. The first person on the left of the
painting is Sam. She is studying dance.
Sam patiently sat on the arm of my studio chair to
recapture the feeling of our original shots taken at
her home north of the city, and recreate the pose.
I enjoyed talking to her so much. She has a wry sense
of humour and the grace that comes from being a dancer.
Have a finishing-your-projects-day.