Baby at the party (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013Today I worked to put the final touches on my baby
painting. But I'm not entirely finished. I might think
more about the background and could do more detailing
perhaps in her dress, still she is done for the moment.
Thinking about this little girl and her parents
connects to a show my friend I've shown with
many times, Gill Cameron is having starting this
weekend with her father Ken Cameron. Called
A Full Circle this show is an emotional tribute
for Gill to her father's influence on her art. Gill
is a wonderful landscape artist in watercolour,
and her father depicted his beloved Canadian
landscape in oil.
Gill Cameron © 2013The idea of a show combining their work grew
for Gill this year, after her mother's death last
fall. It struck Gill one day that her new landscapes
were all about the love she felt for her parents, and
how strange it was to have them gone. She decided
to honour her father and her love for both her parents
by having a show together with her Dad. And the result
is a magnificent show of strong landscape paintings
that are quintessentially Canadian.
Oil on canvas
Ken Cameron ©Getting back to my baby -- I'm sure that this
little girl, who by now is probably walking and
talking has the same deep connection to her
parents. And that's why it matters to paint
babies. The love they start to feel at that
early age can influence them all of their
Full Circle opens at Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street Friday night May 3 from
6 - 9 p.m., and runs from May 3 - May 9.
Check it out.
Have a-loving-your-children-and-parents day.
I just want to say that if you're in Toronto and can get to the Barns while this show is on -- it is truly amazing.
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