Monday, July 8, 2013

Finished commission and Happy Client -- Good News all round.

 In Good Compay
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
Hi everyone.  What does a portrait painter say, when
a client wants a painting of a building?  In my case
she says, "Yes!"  So when I was asked to paint this
factory I was on the case. 

When I was working on it I had a good talk with my
friend Kim Rempel.  Talking about the cars, I said
that painting cars is like painting apples.  And I
must say I really enjoyed painting the cars in this one.

My internet connections in the next few weeks will be
sporadic, so please forgive me for not commenting
on your blog, if I don't get to it for a while.  I'll do
my best in cafés along the way.

Thank you to my delightful client for this one.  You
were so much fun.

Have a moving-out-of-your-comfort-
zone-and-liking-it day.

12 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

It's fab Barbara! Congratulations on finishing your commission! Good to find out that you liked the unfamiliar territory...we all need to shake it up a bit dont we?

cohen labelle said...

Beautiful work Barbara! bellissimo, più bello

love, Marcia

Karen Bruson said...

Great job!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

We so need to shake it up a bit. Hope all is well with you.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Grazie Marcia,

Miss you. Love from Nova Scotia.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Karen,

I'm glad you like it. Love your work.

XO Barbara

Nicki said...

The cars are fantastic! The whole thing is- congrats.

I've been missing the cheeriness of your blog, and it feels so good to come over here and enjoy your vibrant colours. Thank you!

XO Nicki

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Head on out to Ontario this year, and let's have some fun. We'll cheer the heck out of one another, and hang out with Kim! Love your work.

XO Barbara

Melinda said...

Congratulations, Barbara!! That is so wonderful. It's great to have a happy patron.

Well done!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thank you. It is the best. Thinking of you, out here in Nova Scotia.

XOXOXOXO Barbara

Kim Rempel said...

Holy smokes! This is awesome! I was dying to see this piece. You did a wonderful portrait of this building. They must be thrilled. And really, I still don't get how cars are like apples to you - I would think they would be a NIGHTMARE to paint. But you pulled it off brilliantly. And excellent windows my friend : )

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

I think I explained that for some reason your comments are being filtered -- how upsetting. Please keep commenting. I'll check more often now that I know it's happening.
No cars are fun, and they are like apples. Actually saying that to you has been helping me paint everything. Now I'm saying hands are like apples. David Lobenberg has a good piece on that. I guess it's the abstraction (something you do so exceptionally well) that helps.

XOXO (hope to talk to you soon) 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!