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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!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Stopping the crazies

Jesca (Work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
I admit it -- it drives me crazy if I don't get
into the studio often enough. So...I'm really
excited about some upcoming events. (I call
them events, but they are very, very small and
personal events.)

One I am going back into the studio and putting
on a TED TV event to get back to the canvas.  There
are actually several canvasses that need to be
addressed.  Two I have a new model coming
tomorrow and I can't wait to take pictures of her
and talk about future paintings.  And I'll tell you
more about three another day.  Suddenly the year
is lifting into a state of grace and I feel so happy.
Well three I heard from an artist/model friend in New
York who I met on my last trip to the city,
and she would like to come to Toronto to pose
for artists here. She has been painted by some
very famous American painters.  So we'll see
what happens there.

But there's another three, so maybe that's a four.

My favorite shows were not on tonight, which meant
back to the easel and I settled in with Jesca. I worked
on the background a bit, and made a few small touches
on her face and dress.  Tomorrow I hope I'll get to refine it,
and work on the background until I'm happy with the painting.

Have a watching-the-year-lift-into-possibility day.

8 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Barbara: Jesca is such a happy, spring-like painting. The energy in your brush strokes is amazing.

L.Holm said...

Beautiful colors. Congrats on the TED talks project. That sounds very exciting, and does your upcoming portrait. A 'lifting' sounds good all around. xo

Kim Rempel said...

Barbara, I love the way you paint. It sparkles and LIVES! This piece makes me feel warm and happy.

cohen labelle said...

Wow, this is great! I feel as though Jesca is right in this room with me. Also love the beautiful Sam – would love to see him in action one of these days!!!

love, Marcia

Barbara M. said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks so much. I love your recent series of birds on bicycles. You inspired me to put a bird on my Valentine's card.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liz,

Thanks so much. The Ted event is painting to TED talks in my studio. So far I haven't spoken myself at TED, although I'd really love to. Nice thought. Yes I think the lifting is good all round.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Kim,

I'm so glad you like how I paint, and I love how you paint. We are lucky to have met I think. So lucky, and lucky to be part of this.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. I love your work and you know it. I'd love to see you and the beautiful Sam in a play together. Two magnificent actors. It's too bad we can't hold onto all the parts of our creativity at once. But maybe we can.

Hmmmm.

Love,

Barbara