Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bernie Taupin felt the love at the Liss Gallery tonight



Imagining Columbus
Mixed Media on canvas
Bernie Taupin © 2013
Hi everyone.  I went to a fabulous opening tonight for
Bernie Taupin.  The place was rocking with a great
musician as you walked in.  And what an excellent and
prolific artist Taupin is.  Huge abstract canvasses filled the
gallery.  There must have been about fifty paintings.  My
favorites were the really bright coloured paintings (I
know you are surprised), but he paints in subtle hues,
in gray scale, and in black and white.

The canvasses were leaping off the walls to be signed
on the back by Taupin and dedicated to the buyers,
then put back on the wall for the remainder of the
show.
 Me with Bernie Taupin at his packed opening
Taupin himself is incredibly considerate and kind.
He went around posing for photos with all of the guests
eager to get a picture with this artistic and musical
icon.  When I asked if I could take his picture, he
said did I want it with him.  I hadn't thought of that
and was surprised, but eagerly agreed.  Isn't that
lovely!

The crowd at the exhibition were also delightful people.
Among others I met a great photographer, a writer
for the New Yorker, a former ballet dancer/make-up
artist turned abstract artist, a man who among other
things imports beautiful wood flooring from Tuscany.
So the talk at the show was very upbeat and
fascinating. We had a great time.

When I came home my son wanted us to listen to
"Can you feel the love tonight?" A Sir Elton
John/Bernie Taupin song.  Well that was my borrowed title.
Because Taupin must have known that people enjoyed
his artwork tonight

The show will be on until July 6.  If you want a
painting by this wonderful man, get in there fast,
they were going like hotcakes.

For more details read last night's post.

Have a buying-art-by-the-greats day.

6 comments:

laura said...

What a great time! And you look fabulous, Barbara!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thanks so much. It was so fun. I liked your description of listening to music in grade seven. I am painting a girl who's in grade seven. An important time in your life!

XO Barbara

Sally Chupick said...

That is coolio Barbara!! Love the painting, and the picture of you both, fun!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

It was totally coolio! He was having our dream experience, painting after painting practically jumping off the wall, and everyone I talked to was trying to figure out what to buy. It was really something.

XO Barbara

Sheila Vaughan said...

Wow, what an honour! He looks like a really nice guy.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sheila,

It did feel like an honour to me. He was certainly a kind host to the people at his show. And he was going to do the whole thing again the next day. Not too many artists have two openings of the same show in two days. I was impressed by his energy as well as all the rest of it.

Love your work.

XO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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: 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!