Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Love is everything

 Tea Alone
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
This series of three was inspired by the idea
 of the different forms of loving activities that
take place around the table in our homes.
I've called it the Times Table series, because it's
about the multiple roles the table plays.

The theme is especially poignant to me now as
one of the potent themes of union around a table --
eating at my mother's table -- is coming to a close
because she's very ill.

If you're in town please come out to the opening
of Interplay at Studio Vogue 216
Avenue Road,  Toronto, Ontario,
Thursday night, October 10 between
6 and 8 p.m.  I would love to see you there,
and it would mean the world to me.

A shout out to Auralee and her family for all the
amazing help with this.

Have an enjoying-your-family day.


cohen labelle said...

Barbara, these intimate family scenes are great - I've been admiring each and every one of them in your delightful, new series - they are astonishingly beautiful paintings.
It will be exciting to view them up close in your exhibit.

On another note, I'm extremely sorry to hear about your Mom! I'm hoping and praying that she can rally and that things can take a turn for the better. Fingers crossed!!!


Unknown said...

so sorry to hear your mother is so ill Barbara, hope she improves. My father's partner of 20 years passed away on Sunday, very peaceful close to a long happy life, but sad that now he is alone again.
This is a beautiful painting, i love the series name 'Times Tables'. Good luck with the show.
Your paintings have been admired by many here in the gallery. sorry no sales to report for you, but it has been lovely having them here, so cheery and bright. Hope to see you soon.

Mary Lou van Schaik said...

Oh, Barbara...I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. You're right: Love IS everything. May it sustain you and your family through these days. Big hug - Mary Lou

Kim Rempel said...

Oh dear Barbara, I am so sorry about your Mom. And everything happening at once : (
I do want to tell you it's a BEAUTIFUL painting you have created, and it is a very clever series. I am so proud of your work. Fantastico! I wish you all the success in the world for your opening, I know it's going to be vibrant and wonderful. I am so sorry I won't be able to make it (especially since you've been able to come to my way) but I am planning to get up to see it in the next 2 weeks as I will be going to Toronto. Hugs during this time of happiness and sadness.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. I do believe in miracles, and it would take one now to see my Mom improving. I so appreciate your kind thought.



Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you for your kind note, and I'm so sorry about your father's partner.
I have been delighted to have my paintings in your gallery. It was super touching base with you today.

XOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Mary Lou,

Thank you so much. I am fine. We are so lucky to be in a loving family, both our own and our extended family. And a big hug to you.

XOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you so much. Of course I would love to see you, but we will get together! It is a time of happiness and sadness combined. You've got it in one. My mother has lived a good and wonderful life. She knows she is loved by her family, and we know she loves us.

Keep painting Kim,

I love your work.

XOXO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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!