Friday, January 17, 2014

After school tea

Tea on the couch 
Acrylic on Birch panel
6 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
When I teach I dream all the way home of a
warm cup of tea.  That's why when I saw
my friend's photo of her daughter I asked
if I could paint it.   The milk carton and
teapot loom large and the little girl looks
so contented sitting with the huge cup of
tea in her hands in the late afternoon sun.
Wonderful.  Perfect.

Have an enjoying-the-ideal-treat day.


Unknown said...

warm and cozy painting Barbara! You are so good at faces:) Have a great weekend.

Verna Vogel said...

Nice work! I love a good cup of tea, you have described the feeling beautifully.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. I am having a super weekend, and I hope you are too!

XOXOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Thank you. It's been a particularly long week, and driving home on Friday night I was aching for a hot cup of tea of cocoa. I'm a coffee drinker, but love sleep!!!

XOXOXO Barbara

cohen labelle said...

A delightful, tender homage to this little girl holding a warm soothing drink, which at this time of year makes more than perfect sense several times a day.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. Yes at this time of year I could just spend my life standing over the kettle, making cup after cup of coffee, tea and cocoa. But not putting the cocoa on my face. That was funny when I went to the art store for a brush, and had to explain that it was for makeup because my other brush was full of cocoa!

What can I say? The scientist's daughter.



Bigwom said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Barbara Muir said...

Hi Auralee,

Thank you. Thank you so much. She is such a beautiful girl -- I loved this image. I'm glad that she was content. That's what I tried to capture.

XOXOXO Barbara

Portrait Artist

My photo
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!