Untitled (Work in Progress) Stages 1 and 2
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014I am excited about beginning a large work -- one of
three that I'll be showing together later this spring.
The model for this painting was a woman I met at
the Art Gallery of Ontario on Tuesday. I spent
a wonderful couple of hours there looking at the
Canadian art I love and going througn The Great
The day felt like a gift, and one of the reasons was
this lovely woman holding a beautiful new baby.
I have a soft spot for the look of a new mother
and baby, and this woman radiated that sweet
new love mothers have for their babies.
I had to ask her if I could take her picture. All
I had was my phone, and when she agreed I
snapped off a few shots and gave her my card.
The baby's name is Daphne -- a lovely name.
And so this painting begins. The woman who
is delicate and petite in real life is much larger
here on this 3 x 4 foot canvas.
This is a very early stage, so a lot could change.
But thank you Daphne and Daphne's mother.
I love the blanket with the stars, which I'm
sure will tie in with one of the other paintings
in the triptych.