Saturday, November 19, 2011

Selling for my friends

 Me with my paintings Peaches for Lunch,
and More flowers from Ken's garden
both are Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(I'm afraid I was so busy
selling, that I didn't get a chance
to photograph more work from
the show.  But it's a great one,
so head on over if you're in Toronto.)

I love the Don Valley Art Club.  I think I've been a member
since 2002.  So almost 10 years.  Today was the opening of
the Large and Small Picture show at Todmorden Mills.
I was on roving sales, which really means walking around
talking to guests at the show -- held in two huge, and
very beautiful rooms -- the former home of the mill.
In my two hours on sales today I sold 11 paintings for
my fellow artists, and had a wonderful time doing so.

I beat my former record of 8 on roving sales by 3 paintings
and felt super by the end of my shift.  My friend, Josephine
came to see the show and took this shot of me with my
paintings. My paintings didn't sell yet, so if you hurry
down there Sunday you might still be able to grab one.
Don't be discouraged by signs that say the road is
closed.  You can still turn onto Pottery Road off the
Bayview extension and get to Todmorden Mills and the
show. And the parking is free.  The prices are incredibly
reasonable, and collectors recognize this.

A shout out to Josephine for taking my picture.  Steven
and I took in the movie Tower Heist tonight, and laughed our
heads off.  All in all a fabulous day.

Have a selling-your-friends-work day.

6 comments:

Karla said...

What a great idea! And wonderful paintings Barbara.

Melinda said...

Wow. Wow. Wow!

Congratulations, Barbara! What a great thing to do.

I love this photo of you too!!

Linny D. Vine said...

Two gems - I imagagine there are two red dots beside them by now...

Barbara M. said...

Hi Karla,

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

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Melinda,

Thanks so much. It was a happy couple of hours I must say. I'm glad you like the photo. We did have fun.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Linny,

You are so sweet. Thank you for your sunny world.

XO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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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