Saturday, May 12, 2012

Back to the gallery and The Art Students League of New York

 Table carnations El Quijote Restaurant New York City
Black marker on Moleskine paper
6 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

Our day in New York City today was packed again.
 We headed to Chelsea to visit the Amsterdam Whitney
 Gallery, and had tea and delicious biscotti with
Gallery Director Ruthie Tucker.
My paintings at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery,  NYC
 Left to right:
First stop Paris,
Acrylic on canvas, 
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
On the road in Fredericton
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Making Magic in Montreal
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

 Rashmi and her wonderful work 
and me at the Art Students' League.

In the late afternoon we visited with a friend I made last
year just walking between our hotel and the Metropolitain
Museum of Modern Art.  Rashmi Pearce was a model for
American greats like Pearlstein.  This year Rashmi has been
attending the Arts Students' League studying as a painter.
Recently she went back to posing too, but loves the painting
and wants to continue.  It was so exciting to see her work,
which I loved, and to be shown around the magnificent,
old school.  Steven and I were so entranced, that we didn't
notice we had red oil paint, on our dark good clothes.
Luckily it all came off with turpentine.  A shout out to
Rashmi for a wonderful visit.

One of the great studio spaces at The Art Students League
Sign on the wall in one of the studios Rashmi showed us.
Students spots for long poses are marked on the floor with tape
 at the Art Students League.
Class set up for still life
 Fabulous sculpture in the Sculpture studio

For dinner we headed out to a familiar place we love
the El Quijote in Chelsea.  The food is reasonable and
plentiful, and the waiters funny and engaging.

Have a visiting-artist-friends-day.


Kim Rempel said...

Wow! Your work looks so gorgeous, contemporary and amazing! Those pieces are stunning and look so good haning together. Someone really needs to buy all three. What a fabulous trip. I can feel your mind just churning with ideas and excitement. Bravo! And that IS a beautiful sculpture! ; )

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim, thanks so much. I've been really excited about your abstracts. I wish we could meet again because I'm so intrigued. I would love for someone to buy all three. Great idea.
My mind is still churning with ideas and excitement and I've been home for almost a week. You are right. But that's how it was when you went to France. I loved reading about it.

XO Barbara

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