Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Small miracles -- on the road again

 Breakfast at the Skylight Diner NYC
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
I am quite moved today thinking about reuniting
with my painting Breakfast at the Skylight Diner
at the Carrousel du Louvre Art Shopping show
this weekend at the Louvre in Paris!

Most of the time I am thinking 15 steps ahead
of myself, and don't often reflect on how amazing
this painting job is.  But it's quite delightful that
a romantic breakfast with my husband in a
diner in New York City on Mother's Day a
year ago is taking me right across the ocean
to Paris.

It seemed to take forever to paint that breakfast.
I agonized over the French toast.  And I know
I kept thinking -- it's one breakfast (but
such a beautiful one).
First stop Paris
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
A few years ago I painted one of my favourite
models in a work called First Stop Paris,
thinking that it might somehow come true
for her.  I hope it did, because she grew up
and I lost touch.  But now I am going.  In
fact today.  You may be reading this as I
cross the wide Atlantic.  I hope that I can
blog from Paris.

Meanwhile.  Have a wishing for miracles day.


Flora Doehler said...

I will be thinking of you this afternoon as I paint Nova Scotian Lupins! Please have a croissant for me...actually ANY food in Paris will be delicious. Congratulations on the show. Say hello to the Musee D'orsay too. xooxxo

cohen labelle said...

Magnificent, a superb job!!!! Any chance you'll be there for Father's Day :)
xo, Marcia

Laurel Daniel said...

C'est tres bien, mon ami!!! Have a fabulous, delicious, inspired time!! Cheering you on over here in the US! Xoxoxo

verna vogel said...

Gorgeous painting, Barbara! Hope you have a super trip - and who knows, maybe you will meet again your favourite model in Paris, wouldn't that be excellent hey. Anything can happen.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

It is magnificent here and so iconic. Of course we were
exhausted when we arrived, but we slept and we are
right near the Louvre. We had dinner at a wonderul Thai
restaurant around the corner (I am no so good at walking now)
and then walked across the street from the hotel to sit by
the Seine. So Monet, Manet, you name it. We are right across
from the Louvre. About two blocks away.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

No we're back next week, have a wedding on Saturday,
then home for Father's Day. It is so beautiful here.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

I can almost see the paintings you would do
here. Amazing. It is so beautiful. There
are art galleries absolutely everywhere!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

I do believe anything can happen. Well
that would be lovely. We've had wonderful
conversations already with people we've met.

Love your work.


Marilyn Flanegan said...

I love that you celebrated a special time in paint and that it celebrated you right back by taking you to Paris! Enjoy!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marilyn,

Oh here it is. Thank you so much. Yes that is a real miracle.
And what a great time we've had.


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