Friday, November 4, 2011

My friend Ken

Pugwash's Garden Man
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Here's the final version of my painting of Ken Lander
the fantastic gardener in Pugwash.  I added in the
ocean bay you can see from Ken's driveway on Highway
6,  also known in Nova Scotia as The Sunrise Trail.
Ken lives there with his sweetheart Maxine Johnson,
and Maxine sent me super reference photos for this
painting to add to my own.  I've know Ken almost since
we began visiting the province when Sam was four.
I hope that my delight in our friendship with Ken and
Maxine comes through in the painting.

If you're in or near Toronto,  and would like to see a great show,
please come out to Studio Vogue Gallery, 216 Avenue Road,
on Saturday between 5 and 7 p.m. We'd love to see you.

Paintings by Barbara Muir and Gill Cameron
216 Avenue Road, Toronto
Opening November 5,
November 5 - 24

Have a going-to-an-art-party day.

8 comments:

painterchum said...

I like the addition of the sea behind Ken in the background...connects it with Nova Scotia....people & places! have a ball at your opening.

Linda Popple said...

I would LOVE to see your show! Wish I could see your paintings in person. Just wonderful!

Karen Bruson said...

This one is very cool.

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,
The show is stunning and the space beautifully illuminates your work.

Congratulations.

Love,
Josephine

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

I'm glad you like it. We did have a ball.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Linda,

Wouldn't that be fun, and I'd love to see your awesome portraits.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much. I'm delighted that you like it.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Josephine,

Thanks so much. I really loved seeing you and Katie at the show.

Love,

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
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!