Monday, August 19, 2013

First face and a delightful conclusion

Portrait detail (Title to be announced)
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2013
I have been working for the past while on a commission
that's been a pure pleasure.  I'm a firm believer in showing
my clients completed work, so it stays under wraps until the

Imagine my thrill on bringing the client in to see the
painting today, and realizing that I've not only created
a painting, but it's made someone's day, and will
add to the family's story.

I decided to give you the painting one face at a time
for the next three days, and reveal it in its entirety on
Thursday.  So set your watches, program your calendars,
watch this space, and enjoy how the whole thing comes
together.  I know I did.

Have a bringing-more-happiness-into-the-world day.


laura said...

Really stunning, Barbara. You always elicit and capture a radiance and joy in your sitters. And what a beautiful sweet-looking woman.
Here, I especially love (and I noticed since I always have such a hard time with it!) the underside of the nose!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

I'm sure she'd be delighted to be called a woman as she's 13. (And a half -- sorry), but she is a young woman.

I'm delighted that you like it. I hope you'll check out the whole painting on Thursday.

Love your work.

XOXO 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:
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!