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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!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Perfect day and a painting in stages

It is high time to garden, but our weather has been so
odd that we're a bit afraid of frost still.  But today
the garden was a sea of Forget-Me-Nots -- the most
beautiful blue.  So perhaps the time has come. Spring
in full flower.

Today I'm showing you three stages of a painting.
The latest stage first.
Untitled (Work in progress)
Latest Stage
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

Untitled (Work in progress)
Starting to paint
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Untitled (Work in progress)
Drawing in yellow watercolour
crayon on a black ground.
I decided to use black to make
the white pop.
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

I hope you had a good painting day too.  

Have a seeing-clearly-and-gratefully day.

6 comments:

Melinda said...

Wow! I was just commenting here, when I clicked back and saw this beauty.

Thank you for sharing your process. Way cool.

I don't think there's anyone who can paint flowers as full of life and energy as you.

Fabulous!

cohen labelle said...

Fabulous to see all three stages - you're in your glory with this beautiful arrangement and of course I look forward to seeing your work emblazoned and projected in Times Square and also Melinda's and Flora's too!!!!!!!
Love (in all its cases)
Marcia

Linda Popple said...

I am having a wonderful painting day, too. I am now taking a break and what a treat to visit your site and find this beautiful painting. Gorgeous, happy colors! It is always helpful to see how artists develop their paintings. Thank you for sharing your process!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thanks so much. I'm New York City now and wish you were here. I do love it.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,
Just went to Times Square last night in the rain -- awesome. Yes that would be fun, although I have no idea where it would show. So gorgeous there. Hope you are drawing and painting in Europe. It's so wonderful here.

Love it.

Love,(in every case)

Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks so much.

Of course the process is a bit different every time. I don't usually start with a black ground -- but it worked there. Love your portraits so much -- so much character.

XO Barbara