Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 2 of the FaceBook Challenge

 Today's FaceBook Challenge entries
See descriptions below.

Dear friends,

I am not that computer savvy and it shows
in my Facebook album shot for today's
contribution.   Today is my second
day of the FaceBook Challenge and I nominate
Sally Chupick, a wonderful artist who runs the
Gallery at the Porch Door near Kingston, Ontario,
Canada, which you absolutely must visit if you're
in the Kingston area on a summer weekend.
Reading before the dance
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches
© Barbara Muir
Today's offerings from me are some of my
commissioned portraits.  The two women posed
for me for endless hours at a time, and the children
were the beginning of a new way of working for me.
I photographed them in their home, talked to their
mother about what she wanted and then got
photos of the children to work from.  They could
not pose for me for more than a few minutes at
a time. 

 At the park -- ready for summer
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

Pam in New York
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
Both ways of working are highly enjoyable.  

 I am showing the paintings in the order that
they were painted.

Have a loving-your-work day.


cohen labelle said...

Super work Barbara, a feast for the eye!
xo, Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. I am always happy when you leave a kind comment.


Unknown said...

thanks for the nomination Barbara. love these portraits.

laura said...

Beautiful portraits, Barbara. I love looking at the faces of your subjects: they're so expressive

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

You are so welcome. Thank you! I am delighted and your work is magnificent.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much. I do love faces!

I love your work.


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!