Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bouyancy -- the kindness of friends

Acrylic on Birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
This was a wonderful day.  I spent most of it with
super intelligent young people filled with ideas.
It was both fascinating and exciting to hear the
range of what they were thinking about.  It made
me hopeful for a better tomorrow, and joyous
about the day.

The painting is of a dear friend of mine.  I am
lucky to live in a community of super supportive
and loving people.  In fact as I know I say
often, I'm lucky to live, work, and know kind
people in every part of my life.  I love the
expression on the subject's face.  I know I'm probably
going to work on it some more.  With portraits
often I do keep going.  I like it when the person
starts to seem present.  That's beginning to
 happen here.

Have an-enjoying-your-wonderful-life day.


Sea Dean - Paint a Masterpiece said...

Don't you just hate it when you see a painting you would love to own and you know it's either not for sale, or if it was you couldn't afford it! I love your work, but this is the first one I've seen that I would buy if I could. Isn't it silly. If as Artists we knew what it was that makes someone want to buy we would do it all the time.

Kim Rempel said...

Love it and it looks great to me. All the warmth shines through!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sea Dean,

Thank you so much! You are sweet. It is for sale, and you can afford it if you'd like it.

XOXOXO Barbara

Marilyn Flanegan said...

She's beaming far beyond her 5"x7" panel. What a lovely expression, Barbara. She has the glow of knowing that she is loved or of blissful contentment.
pure joy.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you so much. She has a compelling face. Very kind and warm and beautiful (like yours). I must paint you one day.

XOXOXO Barbara
Love what you're working on.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marilyn,

She is for sure loved, and I saw pure happiness in her expression, so I'm delighted that she looks content.

Love your work.


Unknown said...

I have just come over to your blog, and o my goodness i have noticed that you have been so busy with your painting!! I have read about 5 blog posts that I haven't seen yet!!! I have been a lazy blogger lately. I just have to comment and tell you that it is such a joy to read your blog Barbara and see your wonderful work. I especially love this portrait of your friend "Happiness" it has such a warmth to it.

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