Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter and exciting times

Snow on Cherrywood
(Work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
(I may still make a few
small changes here.)
I am getting into the mood for winter, even though it
has made for some scary driving in Toronto today. Snow
makes my neighbourhood look festive.  The painting
today is of the house across the street where my friends
Sandra Pacitti and Davide Tonizzo used to live.  Before
that my friend Nancy Da Silva lived there -- so the
house is evocative for me.

A cell phone shot of Davide Tonizzo and Sam standing with 
Davide's curio cabinets in the Bühler display at the
Interior Design Show in Toronto last weekend
Davide invited us to see his new line of furniture Midtown
at the Interior Design Show on the weekend, and we
were delighted to head on down.  Sam, my son, acted
in both of the short videos Davide shot for the Midtown
line, so it was a treat for Sam to visit the Bühler display
at the show, and see the end product he had been part
of.  Sam's friend and another neighbour, Claudia Puchiele
is also in the Midtown movie.
 Steven reading the Midtown Collection Brochure, and
Bühler rep,  Celeste Brunel stand by the 
beautiful electric fireplace cabinet.  

I loved Davide's cabinet designs and a gorgeous electric
fireplace, set in a wooden cabinet would be a warm
and welcome practical and beautiful  addition to any
room -- especially right now.

(One of my small paintings is in one of the Midtown videos.)
I think I live squarely in Midtown. 

Have an-enjoying-life-in-Midtown day.


Unknown said...

love the happy feeling of this painting Barbara, contributing to it is the checkerboard effect of the railing in the forground. joyful!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. I do think snow is beautiful. Almost gone by now, but I'm sure more is coming. Hope the winter is treating you well.

XO Barbara

Kim Rempel said...

I love that house painting! So perfectly Toronto in winter. And I really dig those cabinets!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much -- that makes me happy. Yes the cabinets are really cool. The fireplace is something I'd like in every room right now. It is awesome. Davide is a super designer.

XO Barbara

Aclem said...

Barbara, do you still have the Snow on Cherrywood painting? We love it, and would love to have it, as the current owners of the house across the street! Arlene

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Arlene,

I don't have Snow on Cherrywood, but I have another painting of your house in winter underway, and could easily do a new one for you if you'd like it. Email me at

Lovely idea, sorry the other one is sold.

Warmest regards,


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