Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013Hi Everyone,
As promised here is the whole picture. Here's the
story behind the painting. I worked from an
image I took myself. When I can do this, it's ideal,
because while I'm painting I can picture the moment
There I was with these three beautiful sisters --
absolutely dazzled by their talents and opinions.
I was talking to them and learning about their lives.
They are all funny, and like most siblings like to
tease one another. And all of a sudden when I
asked them if I could take their photo now, after
a series of very straight up and down formal poses,
they got so excited about the summer stretching ahead
of them. (I think it was the last day of school), that they
fell together like this, and I got the perfect reference
for my portrait. Looking at my photos later I thought --
yes -- this one gets it -- this perfect time in their lives.
My thanks to my wonderful client, to the girls big time
for their patience with me (it took two visits to get
exactly the right image, and I used all of my photos
for reference as I worked), to my family, my artist friends,
and my friends for their support and belief in me. I am
very proud of this painting. And that is a great way to
be! Oh and thanks to Pam and John Vincett. The
view from their dock was the inspiration for the background.
I knew my client loved her cottage, and she said this
was almost like the view there, although she had no
idea until she saw the painting that I was including this
Have a being-proud-of-what-you-do day.