Sunday, February 8, 2015

Getting love in the picture

 Sing a loving song (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
The house is full of Valentine's decorations.
And here is my card image -- very close
to finished.  There've been some changes
since you last saw it.

Why a bluebird?  After my mother died
on Canadian Thanksgiving in 2013,
my friend took me for a walk in our
neighbourhood park with her dog to
comfort me.  High in the branches of
an improbable tree was the
most magnificent and improbable bird --
a blue bird.  I'd never seen one before.
And it felt like a gift of love.

Et voilà, as we say in French -- there it
is.  The two are linked in my mind, and
here in this little image for my card.
I hope you are planning a love filled
week -- whether with family, a special
someone, or a friend.  Spread the love.
That's the bluebird's message

Have a spreading-the-love day

2 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

o Barbara seeing that bluebird was such a gift. i believe birds can be spirit messengers. how lovely your valentine painting

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

It was a gift. That may be true. When someone you love dies, the entire world is imbued with a deep significance. And birds have always held a special place in my heart.
Happy Valentine's Day to you!

XOXOXOXOXO 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!