Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014I haven't been posting much lately because
I've been working on this commission. This
is the fifth grandchild in my collector's family
that I've painted. I fell for her right away.
Today my client came and took the baby home.
What sweethearts -- both my client and the baby
who I met only in the many wonderful reference
photos my client sent.
Babies are a joy to paint -- I can't help thinking
about what the future will hold for her. She
lives in a loving family with two older brothers,
and has grandparents who dote on her. So I
wanted the painting to be filled with the feeling
of happiness that I wish is always part of her
In Canada it's Victoria Day, and we will go
and see a fireworks display to celebrate the
long gone queen's birthday. The holiday
marks what some of us hope is the beginning of
summer. It is a little warmer today, but still
Have a joyous Victoria Day, and love
what you're painting.