Monday, December 31, 2012

A Happy Family and Happy, Happy New Year!

 In the park
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Babara Muir © 2012
Happy New Year everyone.  Here's to an amazing
2013.  I know it will be.  On Christmas eve I
delivered this family portrait to a very appreciative
client.  The painting was a surprise Christmas
present for her husband, and it was a long time in
the making. 

The two girls in the painting, my client's daughters,
are dazzling and delightful.  They are multi-talented,
and seem to go to a school that encourages genius
and self-confidence.  Plus they are completely
unaware that they are unusual or special.  Part
of the pleasure of painting this portrait (and it
was so much fun), was thinking about what a great
mother my client is, and how fun and funny her
children are.
The family got a photo
with the portrait and
the Christmas tree in the background.
I hope you have a fantastic New Year's Eve, and
here's to a joyous, creative, love-filled, peaceful
and adventure filled year in 2013.  Thank you
for making 2012 one of the most rewarding of
my artistic life.  To all my friends in blogland,
Happy, Happy New Year!

Have a loving-your-family day.


cohen labelle said...

Wow! The eyes and the smiles say it all - beautifully painted! Lovely also what you do with the houses.
I project a superb year of painting for you in 2013!!!!

Happy, happy New Year, Barbara

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Lovely! Happy New Year Barbara!

Melinda said...

I'm loving all the beautiful painting you're working on! You're amazing.

Wishing you and yours good health, lots of love, and plenty of time to paint as you want!


Marilyn Flanegan said...

I love how your paintings are so warm, vibrant and full of life...kind of like you!!
A happy and joyful 2013 to you and your family, Barbara.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thanks so much. I am ready for a superb year of painting, and I predict a wonderful year of art for you.

Happy, Happy New Year to you my friend.



Barbara Muir said...

Hi Mary,

Happy New Year to you. Thank you so much.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thanks so much. I wish you the same -- a joyous New Year, and lots of time to paint what you want, where you want.

Happy New Year to you and yours. Here's to a fantastic year in art.

XOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marilyn,

Thank you so much. I love the warmth and wonderful style of your work. Here's to a super year in art for you.

Thanks for all of the encouragement in 2012.

XO Barbara

Kim Rempel said...

They must be thrilled! And I think even more so as the years go by - a treasure captured at a moment in time. A very Happy New Year. I look forward to seeing what comes from your brush in 2013!

Anne Scollard said...

I know the family in the portrait and must say that you totally captured their joy and well as their personalities as described in your blog! What a delight for all of us! Congratulations!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks very much. It was such a treat painting them. Happy New Year to you, and I am eager to see the exciting work you create in 2013.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Anne,

That means a lot to me. I'm so glad you like it. I really enjoyed the whole experience.

Happy New Year,


Unknown said...

You did a great job of this Barbara. IMPRESSED.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. I hope the holiday has been wonderful. I'd love to see you if you come down to Toronto.

Happy New Year.

XO Barbara

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