Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Boxing Day -- and what have I been doing?

 Fall on St. Germain 
-- part of the Our First Home series
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
I hope that all of you have had a wonderful holiday, and
Best Wishes to everyone for a joyous and peaceful New Year.
I count myself especially blessed to have kind, generous
and talented friends out here in blogland around the world.
I raise my glass of hot chocolate to you today.  Thank you
for your inspiration in the past year.  You have sent me
exploring more and more ambitious ideas and projects.

You may have wondered where I've been -- why no artwork
showing up?  True -- my family -- though not religious at all
-- does celebrate Christmas, and even though this year we
had a strict financial limit on our spending, we still did shop.
But in my family all of the tree decorating, shopping for
food for the dinner, decorating the house and most pre-Christmas
details were seen to by Steven and Sam, and Christopher and
Megan.  Why?  I was painting -- and painting, and painting.

 Today I'm showing you one of the house paintings I have
been working on that is part of a Christmas present.  This
is the house in fall with the glorious blaze of the Maple in
front of the house trumpeting the wonder of fall in Ontario,
and especially Toronto.  We have a surprising number of
trees here for a big city.

So this little painting is part of the answer to what have I
been doing.  Watch for more to come in the next few days.

Happy holidays, and Happy painting.  


Unknown said...

Love it! Cant wait so see the rest. Hope you're enjoying your snow today.

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Sally,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

XO Barbara

eldon said...

Yo!! Barbara! Beautiful piece. Well done!!

Kim Rempel said...

This is wonderful! I love the greenery and they way you painted the windows and light. What a great idea to have the set. Love it.

Portrait Artist

My photo
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:
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!