Monday, May 21, 2012

Things to love

My next painting in process

 Untitled (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Here's a shot of what I'm working on.  I started with a black ground
to give the white a pop, and like it right now, but will continue
to work on it.  Polish is the word that comes to mind.

Things to love 

 Steven and me in New York one week ago
1. a) You
     b) Victoria Day
 Steven, Sam and I watched the fireworks 
at Ashbridges Bay from a distance.  

2.The  Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

One of my favorite rooms at the Met in the French section.  
Love the wall colour.
3. The MoMA, New York City (inspiration for my current
 Ready to show.  Me practicing in front of the MoMA.  
O yeah.  Wouldn't that be great.
Torn and pasted printed paper on canvas
Mark Bradford at the MoMA
© Mark Bradford 2007
4. The paintings and jewelry from my friends Flora
Doehler and Larry Knox at Green Willow Studio in
Bear River -- a small town in Nova Scotia, Canada hopping
with cultural events.

5. The crazy, dominating Forget-me-nots in my garden,
appropriately named, because they make sure you don't.
6. Dinner with friends with great conversation, food and

7.  The next door neighbours who painted their brick house
and made our whole neighbourhood look more awesome.

8. Central Park and the incredible animals and people there.
A woman feeding a pair of ducks in Central Park
 part of her supper.
9. Long weekends.

10. Our pets. 

 Fiona wakes up from her afternoon nap.
I hope to paint this one day.  Soon.

Have a deciding-which-things-to-love day.


Linda Popple said...

Love this post! So positive and fun!!

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Linda,

Love your portraits. Just awesome.

XO Barbara

Linny D. Vine said...

Things to love include Barbara's blog and Barbara!! Congratulations on all of your recent exciting achievements and you look fab in New York!! This painting is dynamite!

Barbara Muir said...

Things to love include Linnyland and Linny. Thanks so much. New York in May is my kind of town for sure.
Thanks so much. So glad you like it.

XO Barbara

Anonymous said...

ooo my goodness i love forget-me-nots too. I love you & your blog.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. The feeling is 100% mutual. Have a great time at the opening this week. I love you and your blog and your wonderful paintings too.

XO Barbara

Kim Rempel said...

Oh Barbara, I love everything about this post. The painting drew me in (fab!) but I just love what continued. There are so many things to delight in in this crazy world!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

That so true. I could make a long list. But why not stick with the shorter one for now and add to it. Love your abstracts. Wow girl you are flying.

XO Barbara

Melinda said...

Thank you, Barbara, for sharing your NY trip with us. I absolutely love all of the photos.

Fabulous post!

I'm in awe of your salads...!

Sheila Vaughan said...

The 'Things to love' painting - composition and colour choices superb Barbara.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thanks so much. Glad you like the salad. Almost finished the painting,
and another little one. Don't ask me why but I'd love to do big salads. Guess I love eating them. Your latest painting is awe inspiring.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sheila,

Thanks so much. I'm so glad you like it, that makes me feel wonderful. Fighting an ear infection -- so that's somewhat miraculous -- feeling wonderful that is.

XO Barbara said...

Dear Missuz Wonderful, Your capacity to reach out and touch, and send an uplifting hug, or an encouraging word, or a fellow-artist-in-blogland wink & nod of recognition never ceases to amaze and delight me. You are one of a kind. And Fiona is so beautiful, I had to just stop and look - twice. What a lovely face. Gentle pets on her sweet head behind the ears from me. Purring. :)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Belinda,

Thanks so much. Fiona is a sweetie, my friend and champion. I am glad you got all that from her photo.

I have been so loving your recent work. And I am beyond delighted that you are better. Being sick is very hard on an artist. But you've emerged like a Phoenix out of the flames. Glorious.


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