Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sky struck -- things is looking up!

 Clouds over the bay
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
I meant to post my Wonder Water Image series
tonight, but realized there are one or two small
changes I want to make before I do.  So here
instead is a large landscape I'm working on,
and it is very close to finished.  You may remember
the smaller painting I did that sent me off in
this direction.

But the real inspiration was the sky this summer
-- always full of glorious clouds, that begged
a painter of people like me to say -- "Huh!
will you look at that!"  And I've been looking up
ever since.  I am pretty happy with this one.  At
40 x 40 inches -- the scale is strong enough to
almost evoke the same feeling I had standing at the
shore and seeing this.  Total awe.  The real thing.

Have a feeling-total-awe day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Opening at Studio Vogue November 6

 Shown above on the invitation
Wonder Water Image #2
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
I do not know the title of
Anette Walther's lovely painting.
Hi Everyone,
Please come out to the opening of Time Passages
on November 6 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Studio Vogue Gallery
in Toronto, at 216 Avenue Road across from the Hare
Krishna Temple.  If you're in the Toronto
area, I would love to see you and meet those of you,
who follow my work, but haven't been to a show yet.

I will be exhibiting the Wonder Water Images series
(part of the ocean series) and a variety of work.
 I know it will be a great evening and it will make it even
more special if you are part of it. 

Have a-marking-November 6-in-your-calendar day.

Monday, October 20, 2014

One wonderful woman -- and down the home stretch

 Untitled (work perhaps still in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
(The photo is from my phone.  I will take a proper
"photograph" tomorrow.)
Hi dear friends, it's been awhile I know.  Here
is one of the paintings I've been working on
for quite some time.  The subject is the wonderful
Lilou Mace who gave me permission to paint
her as part of my ocean series -- Wonder Water

Lilou Mace is determined to make the world
a better place by conducting television interviews
with people around the world working on
helping people live positive lives through
the power of the mind, the body, the spirit, and
through dynamic connections between positive
people who she calls "co-creators" around
the world.

She has done more than 2,000 video interviews.
I will tell you more tomorrow.  For tonight I
know I can rest easy because my portrait of
Lilou is if not completely finished "as near
as makes no never mind," as my mother used to

I became a big fan of Lilou's when I started
meditating and loved her meditation that
allowed the listener to meet a guide.  She has
a beautiful voice and everytime I listened to
this meditation I got not one guide, but usually
a group of guides.  You can read about one of those
experiences based on her meditation on my blog.
I was not listening to Lilou in this story, but
followed a memory of her voice in my head and
it was a great meditation.

I may say more about this painting tomorrow.
I am more than delighted that it is (almost) complete.

Thank you Lilou, and thank you Mariette
Chatain who works with Lilou, for all of
your wonderful help with this project.

Have a living-with-passion-and-finishing-the-work-of
your-heart's-delight day.

Portrait Artist

My photo
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:
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!