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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: 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!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Nearing the finish line

 
Wonder Water Image #1, #2, #3 
Acrylic on canvas 
90 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
April is a busy month, and one of the reasons
is getting ready for showing in the Amsterdam
Whitney Gallery in New York in May.   I held
this treat out for myself through the long, very
cold winter, and it made me happy the whole time.

The series Wonder Water Image #1,#2, and #3
came out of this period.  It is about the world's oceans
and the people who love them, and would want them
to be enjoyed and saved.

I read a piece on Alyson Stanfield's blog about
galleries needing a series and decided to continue
the ocean series I started in 2010 for this year's
show in New York.  Some day I will fill a gallery
with these pieces -- so far I've painted six.

This year's pieces seem much happier, quite
different from the first three, in ways that
make me happy as a painter.  The bar that
runs across all three represents the beach,
or sand bar in every location.

So here's what it looks like, although in
this picture Wonder Water Image # 1 is not
complete.  The first two went off to the
shipper ahead of this one, while I made
final changed to is, which I'll show you
tomorrow.

Have a wondering-at-nature day.

6 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

Sounds like a great show!

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara! Your ocean series is wonderful and I hope I can come and see your exhibition when you fill a gallery with them one of these days!
Your portraits are getting better all the time and these last ones are truly formidable!! Congratulations!
I wish you lots of success in New York - you deserve it. Take care my friend, yours Liza

cohen labelle said...

Wow, there you go.
Three beauties on their way to New York - including you that will make four and then counting Steven, that makes five.
Congratulations!!!

Love,
Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Pam,

Thank you so much. I'm really looking forward to it. It's always a lot of fun. Love your work.

XOXOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Oh how I would like to see you at one of my shows here, but if not I will see you in Europe!!! (Not sure when, but it is my dream).

Miss you, and your lovely work.

XOXOXOXO

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you from a great beauty. Time to get you to pose for me -- in person. Yeah! Good idea. Say hi to David, the beauty you live with. You know I love your work!!!!

XOXOXO Love,

Barbara