Monday, May 19, 2014

Darling baby goes home and Happy Victoria Day!

See my doggy?
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
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I 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
life.

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
pretty cool.

Have a joyous Victoria Day, and love 
what you're painting.

6 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

Lovely commissioned portrait of the baby Barbara. The great spring return also has me spending time in the garden nod studio and less time on the computer, which is always desirable. Nice to have some commissions to keep you working away. Have a great week!

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Sally,

It is much prettier than the photo, because no matter how great the photo looks before I post it, it goes very orange as I upload it. ;-) It was a very happy commission from start to finish. My client loves my work, and that makes it even more of a pleasure.

I love your work.

XOXOXO Barbara

cohen labelle said...

Hi Barbara,

Baby is beautiful with her devoted and long suffering stuffed animal. Her family must be thrilled with this one!

love, Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Yes the dog seems to be very accepting. ;-)
I do hope the family loves it. It's a present. A sweet tradition. Each family gets a portrait for the baby's first birthday.

Love,

Barbara

Nicki said...

If anyone can paint happiness it is you Barbara! and you did- what a little doll!

XO N.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Thank you so much. The baby exudes joy. That made it easy to paint it.
You know what I mean.

XOXOXOXO Thank you so much.

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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!