Friday, October 4, 2013

The Writer's Life

 The Writer's Life
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
Here is the final version of my painting
The Writer's Life, the second in the Times
Tables series.  This is a story that many young
parents can relate to.  My brother is a writer
and he frequently worked on writing with his
baby daughter either in his arms, or drawing
at his feet.

When my children were little I was a corporate
writer, working on messages for some of
Canada's top CEO's.  The irony of my situation
wasn't ever lost on me. There I was
having conversations about the company's core
messages, and trying so hard to silently stop a two
year old brumming a truck from being heard
in the background. My model for this painting is infinitely
more stylish than I was when I didn't have to wear a suit to
appear at meetings.

A friend was over the other day and we put all three paintings
on a counter together.  Displayed horizontally they are
90 inches wide and a sight to see.  I'd love to see you
at the opening on Thursday at Studio Vogue.  Please
come out if you can.  It's going to be a beautiful one.

Have a loving-whatever-you-do day.


Laurel Daniel said...

Oh, this turned out spectacularly!!! And I would so love to be at YOUR opening on Thursday! I went in search on your blog for the third 30x30 painting, fearing somehow I had missed it. Please show us! They must be very powerful altogether.

Unknown said...

good luck with the opening Barbara! I'll be there in spirit. Your painting is awesome>

Flora Doehler said...

Barbara, this is (as usual) stunning!
I love the colours and the fact that the woman is engaged in a task that is so recognizable to all moms. In my day, it was trying to cook supper or to read or whatever.
You are recording our contemporary times Barbara. This painting reminds me of your young woman on the motorbike.
I wish I could see this at your show.
LOVE YOUR PAINTINGS!!! And you're pretty wonderful too!! Flora ox

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thank you so much. You will see that painting by Tuesday. I am still refining it. I just know you will already have had an awesome opening.
You are so wonderful. The paintings are amazing. Lucky people who visit the show!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

I'll talk to you later in the week next week. Thank you so very much. I am looking forward to seeing the show. It's a group show, and I saw some of the work the other day, and it looked so great.

XOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

Thank you so much. I met the young woman on the motor skooter again this summer. She'd graduated to a motorcycle, and now a car. She is amazing. So is the woman in this series -- an awesome, kind, intelligent, talented woman and a wonderful mother. Like you Flora.

XOXO Barbara

Karen Bruson said...

This is today's working mom. Great work.

Kim Rempel said...

Oh, I just adore it. Kudos my friend! Big hugs.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

It is today's working mom. When I was raising babies, the computer wasn't as sleek, but it was the same scene. I love the kindness of my model, that radiates through every painting in this series.

XOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you so much! Big Hugs to you too.

Let's figure out some fun soon -- Please!

XOXO Barbara

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