Monday, January 6, 2014

Getting Happy


 Winter tea in the gallery (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
Have you heard Pharrell Williams singing Happy.
I listened to the short version the other day watching
the video, and I thought this is me.  Today I'd planned
to watch the 24 hour version of the video, but I was
painting pretty hard, so I could listen, not watch.
The idea  is cool, but the short version has the whole
song and it is just so fine.  "Clap along if you feel like
happiness is the truth."

Here's what I've been working on.  It's not quite done,
but I need to get back to it tomorrow.  Almost there.
Meanwhile I've been dancing a lot today and this
painter's putting away the paints, taking a break.
But I can tell you that after a long, sad time, feeling
happy is the best feeling in the world.  Thanks for
making me feel so happy to be an artist in this super
community of wonderful people.

Have a happy, happy day.

6 comments:

Kim Rempel said...

I love it! Hope you kept warm today. Brr! That tea looks inviting. My favourite bit? The surface of the tea! Nice!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you. I am dressed almost like an arctic explorer. Although my studio is probably the hottest space in the house. I better put tea in the other cup. And we'd better have some together.

XOXOXO Barbara

Sally Chupick said...

o Barbara this painting is spectacular! gorgeous! The reflections really grab your eye and make you look around the painting, it's so entertaining. O, and I can just imagine you singing and dancing along while you're painting this one in your studio! I'm happy that you're feeling happy again.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. We ate so much over Christmas and New Years that I really have to move. This is a really slow painting, but I'm happy it's coming together little by little.

Love you work.

XOXOXO Barbara

Liza Hirst said...

I agree, a wonderful painting!I like the sharpness of it. Beautiful.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you. That means a lot to me.
Miss you. I hope all is well.
Email me sometime to let me know how life is. I miss your art.

XOXOXO Barbara

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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!