Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Get Ready for Day Three!!!!

The Conversation Continues
Acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2011
(see individual paintings below)
I put the exclamation marks there to tease the
writers in my family who go insane when they see
too many exclamation marks.  And for them
one is too many -- she exclaimed ;-)  But the world
of punctuation has changed and these three
paintings make me happy, bringing back
so many memories.  They deserve extra
Listening across oceans
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
I showed them in New York at the Amsterdam
Whitney Gallery in 2011, and they were very well
received. It was a super time from start to finish.
Late night in Norway
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

Henriette Sonne is a wonderful artist I met when
we both showed at the Florence Biennale in
2009.   She inspired me because she came to
the show with her family, and her youngest
was a baby in a stroller.  Yet she'd produced
superb paintings, and like many artists
who are painters, fit her painting time around
her family and her job.  I did the Skype
interviews over a period of days, while she
had coffee at home, and while she worked
alone at night in a nearby factory making
wall art decals.

Today as well as painting and teaching art
Henriette runs her own gallery -- Galleri
Sonne in Drobak, Norway. She was and is
a going concern.  
The best news right here
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

I nominated Laura Starrett to pick up the
Facebook Challenge.  Her watercolours
are terrific.  And that is the best news 
right here.

Have a making-brilliant-memories day.


laura said...

These are really gorgeous Barbara. I love the glow of the computer screen and the feeling of intimacy as your subject looks into the screen.
And thank you for the nomination!
The opportunities to review and consider and share are useful to the whole process!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much. There is a lot of give and take in painting portraits. Subjects who are really with you, talking with you, sharing important
thoughts and parts of their lives make for the best portraits I think.
So the bond with Henriette brought these to life. I thank her and thank you.


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