Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Crazy city and Happy art

Pat saves the day
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(the model Pat came to us last night
on very short notice.  Someone was
suggesting I model, and I was
explaining why that wouldn't be
a good idea -- and Pat walked in.
Thanks Pat.  You did save the day.)
Today was the first day of school in Toronto.
Suddenly there were about three million more
people in my neighbourhood than I can ever remember
being here.  Maybe that's because I can't remember
time before the summer.  A good thing.  So trying
to do any single thing was arduous.  All adventures
in cars were an experience. And to top it off my
engine light came on on the way to school to teach
again, and I created so many horrific scenarios, that
I probably should work in film.

At last, a great class over, errands run, animals fed, I
hurried to my art group at the new location, and enjoyed
a wonderful model, and a super time with friends who
are excellent and inspiring artists.  Did I mention funny?
That's almost the most important thing.  I painted
this picture of Pat, and I'm delighted with it.


Have a liking-what-you're-doing day.

2 comments:

Flora Doehler said...

This is a beautiful portrait, as usual! I wonder if the 'engine light' was the emergency brake. lol. I have first hand experience with that....a number of times actually cause I keep forgetting what it means! ha ha!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Flora,

Thank you so much. No. It was a loose gas cap. Forty dollars later I can't tell you how happy I was to learn that.

XO Barbara

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
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