Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Send me your happy babies

 Baby's birthday
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Hi everyone,

Or your sad babies, or your mothers, fathers, sisters,
brothers.  Just finished this commission of a baby, and
the client was very happy.  I painted the baby's older sister
a few years ago, and although their faces are quite different
I wanted the paintings to connect, so I painted similar
leaves going in the opposite direction on the current painting.

I loved the baby's expression -- that straight up joy that
babies express so perfectly. She is a beauty. I am always
touched when clients come back to me because they
loved an earlier painting.

Tonight my dear friend and wonderful artist, Sally Chupick,
 (who I met through blogland) and runs the Gallery at
the Porch Door, dropped in and we had some
wine together.  Sally is always so sunny and warm.  It's a
delight to spend time with her.  We had both had long days
and didn't feel up to a photo, so forgive me for not
getting one.

Have a sending-me-your-babies day.


Catherine Jeffrey said...

Hi Barbara
I want to thank you for your comments of late and for the mention on your blog post. I have been so busy painting lately that I barely have time to eat. I'm trying the One of A Kind Show in November. I know its not an "artists" venue only, but I thought with 120,000 people even the advertising is good.
I wanted to ask you how you manage to paint, have a social life, enjoy outings etc. You seem to be able to balance everything so well...even visiting blogs and writing. I feel like I need to stay confined to my garret if I want to make any progress.
Great portrayal of this lovely baby! What a great series this would be!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Catherine,

I hope to get to see your work and talk to you at the One of a Kind show.

Thanks for the compliment. I always feel a bit like I'm run off my feet. If you send me your email address, I can think about your question and answer it more carefully.
XO Barbara

Unknown said...

Hey there Barbara. Hope you got to wind down a little after I left. The wine helped! I zonked out the minute my head hit the pillow.
I love seeing your work in the venue of your studio setting, with the vibrant colour on the completely clicks, and your art just sings! i mean it does on the blog too, but the real thing is special.
Thanks for the shout out.

Unknown said...

I also meant to say...wonderful portrait of the baby!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

I wish I'd been more on. It was such an insanely busy day, all good, but no break from morning until I saw you and I would have so liked to be my full lively self with you. You are
wonderful. Thanks so much for the visit. It meant the world to me.

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:
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!