Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Business -- mine and yours -- it's work!

 Untitled (work in progress)
Acrylic on birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
Today was a day taken up in part by the business
of painting.  Part of a painter's business is arranging
shows, and planning the coming season.  So I'm
excited to say I'll be showing in New York again
this spring.  I'll give you details closer to the date,
but needless to say I am going to be painting like
a fury!

Here's a little portrait I'm working on of a woman
at work at the bakery which was already the scene
behind two of my portraits last month.  I admit
we may be getting addicted to the food there.

This is the gracious woman at the counter who
greets you, and makes sure you have everything
you need as you eat your delicious sandwich and
drink your perfect coffee. She is incredibly sympatico
as we say.  Although it's a small portrait it is going
slowly.  Definitely a work in progress.

Have a loving-your-work-in-progress day.

6 comments:

cohen labelle said...

You bring out the best in people, Barbara, because you see the best in people. This little portrait proves it.

Love,
Marcia

Sally Chupick said...

looks awesome Barbara. Wonderful about showing in New York. Congratulations.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

I am so tired tonight that I am making mistakes answering comments.
I taught today and the drive there was hellish. What I wanted to say is that this woman is a delightful person, so I think she brought out the best in me. But I do want to finish this. She offered me an entire wall in the café for portraits of patrons. For now I'll just work on hers.

Love,

Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. I am very excited about New York. We always have so much fun there. Maybe this time I'll get to see Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, my heroes. That would be amazing.

XOXOXO Barbara

Laurel Daniel said...

Congratulations, Barbara!! New York, New York! So happy for you! Great start on this little painting, too. XOXOX

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thank you so much. You are wonderful. Love the work you've been doing and congratulations to you!

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!