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.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this is fantastic! The clouds, the hair the teeth, a wonderful portrait.
Does the fence need to be there?
Just a thought.

Kim Rempel said...

Barbara, that is a fantastic portrait! I can't imagine what else you would want to do - it's perfect. I love your water portraits. They seem fresh and hopeful. Beautiful job my friend!!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Mary,

The "fence" is actually the geometric representation of the sand, and it joins my Wonder Water Series together. I'll show you that tonight maybe if I'm not too tired.

I'm delighted that you like it.

XOXOXOXOXO Love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much. I don't know either, but as soon as I give it a long look I will know. I'm glad you like them. I hope you can come out to my show opening at Studio Vogue on Thursday, November 6th. I'll post the details tonight.

XOXOXOXOXOXO Love your work,


Liza Hirst said...

A lovely addition to your water series, Barbara!
I especially like the way you painted the hair.
Good luck with your exhibition - wish I could come!
Love, Liza

Unknown said...

i tried the guided meditation link and i liked it...this is a beautiful portrait, a wonderful addition to your series.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you so much. Boy do I wish you could come! That would be wonderful. Love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. Lilou's guided meditations are wonderful. She has lovely timing and a very lovely voice.

So glad you liked it and that you like the painting.


cohen labelle said...

Barbara, this is a fantastic portrait. Wonderful attention to detail. I hope this will be part of the exhibit Nov 6.

xo, Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. I am delighted that you like it. Yes. It most certainly will be part of the exhibit. Welcome home Marcia!


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