Thursday, January 3, 2013

Art is everywhere -- my son's collection

January on Cherrywood
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
Fact of life -- artists' families own a lot of the artist's
art.  In this house it's hard to turn around without
seeing my work -- sometimes stacked in boxes, leaning
against walls, on top of cabinets, three deep, and
of course hanging everywhere.  But it's always nice
to encounter work I hardly remember when I
visit someone else's place, and there it is.

This painting  that's just inside my son
Christopher's front door caught my eye the
other day.  It's a view of our street, Cherrywood
Avenue that I've painted many times -- the feeling
 changing in every one.  Maybe I'll do a blog showing
a collection of them coming up. Meanwhile, yes there
 is more to come in the 'what have I been up to?' file.
 I hope you've had a great holiday time.  We've had
a lot of snow since the day after Christmas. I had to say
 goodbye to the valiant pink geranium in a pot on the
back porch.   It still had blooms on December 25.
That was a long, long season.

Have an enjoying-the-start-of-the-year day.

7 comments:

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara, a bit late but nevertheless from my heart I wish you and your family a wonderful, successful year 2013!
I am experiencing the same at the moment, as we are back in France for a few days, visiting friends in their homes here. And in several of them I get to see old, forgotten paintings of mine which is interesting and sometimes a nice surprise!

Liza Hirst said...

For some reason the ability to type something here in comments just stops inbetween so I couldn't finish my first comment. Well, I just wanted to add that your little painting is very sweet! Love, Liza

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

I don't know what the comment problem is, but I had that on a friend's blog too. Your paintings are so lovely -- I'm sure you must feel happy when you see them. And the cool thing is that our styles change a bit, so you think hmmm so that's what I was doing then.

Happy New Year to you and the family. So glad you got a chance to get to France.

Love,

Barbara

Karen Bruson said...

Love this house painting.

Sally Chupick said...

love the blue tree:)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much. Your house paintings are inspiring.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. I love your Holiday card. The snow is wonderful, and because I visit that town so often, the image is especially lovely.

XO Barbara

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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: 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!