Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My funny art group gives us presents

 In a new light
(art group sketch)
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
I've told you the sad saga of how our art group
lost its home, and the happy story of how we've
found a new one.  On Tuesday night I try to
make the time to paint at the new location, and
have found it thoroughly enjoyable. True I miss
the old place, in a picturesque setting with
excellent facilities.  But the new place has new
members and our group has not lost its sense
of humour.  It seems to me that it's more fun
than ever going to the portrait and figure evenings,
because everyone has fun.  I can't stay long because
my current work commitments mean that all of my
time is tight.

Woops I meant to mention that we all got fantastic
portfolio cases the other night.  It was some kind
of wonderful result of the move.  What a lovely
surprise.

A shout out to my friend George Shane, who I miss
terribly.  George is not up to attending at the moment,
and it was one of the distinct pleasures of Tuesday
night to watch his skillful and joyful paintings
develop.

Here's the painting sketch I did last night.

Have an enjoying-your-wonderful-friends day.

10 comments:

Tammy Hext said...

Hi Barbara, I love this one. I feel that I am getting a glance into what this lady is about - if that makes sense. As always your use of colour blows me away too. At first glance you see the model has dark hair and then when you really look you see all the colour that combines to give that impression.
T

Pam Holnback said...

Sounds like you guys turned lemons into lemonade w. this move! Love the use of complements.

painterchum said...

the painting looks great Barbara, You are so lucky to have a fun painting group to attend.

Flora Doehler said...

Barbara, check this out!!! I sooo wish we were going!!!
September 22 - 24, 2011
Watermedia Workshop
Christopher Schink and Linda Kemp
Exploring Landscape
Neilson Park Creative Centre
Etobicoke, Ontario
Linda Kemp studio@lindakemp.com

Melinda said...

Nice work, Barbara! I'm so happy that you're all enjoying the new place. Sometimes things work out better than before. So glad this is one of them. Plus, a present?! How cool is that?

Barbara M. said...

Hi Tammy,

Thanks so much. She is a beautiful model. Love your work.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Pam,

So far so good. One of the great painters I admire in the club, says the space isn't the club -- we are.

He's right we are.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

I am lucky, and lucky to know you. There must be painting groups in Kingston.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Flora,

I'd love to go, but I'm teaching. I love Christopher Schink's work.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Melinda,

The new place is not as fancy as the old, but the new people we're meeting are soooo funny. I enjoy that, and that's what matters.

xoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

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!