In the City
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2016
SOLD ♥I know my blog posts have been sporadic to say the least
this summer, and there has been a lot going on. So here's
an update, and I hope to tell you more good news as
the week progresses. One of my favorite paintings of this year has
sold to wonderful people to highlight their happiness about
getting a new home. I couldn't be more thrilled.
This painting was inspired by a photograph by my friend,
the amazing photographer, and world renowned journalist,
Howard Wolinsky. Howard and I go back to the time when
he was working on a Skype blog, and I was one of the first
artists to publish drawings and paintings done live from Skype.
Howard's interview with me, and his encouragement got
me first a major job with a New York company doing line
drawings for an event in Las Vegas via Skype, and a second
You Tube interview caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey
and got me on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Howard and I have been friends on social media ever since.
And when I admired a wonderful photo he showed of the park
he and his wife walk in, near his home in Chicago, I asked if
I could do a painting using it as a source, and he agreed.
After that Howard sent me dozens of photos, but most of
the time I like to work from my own reference, and my
imagination. I like to carry the feeling of the place inside me.
That's how powerful Howard's photos are. You feel like you
are there. The painting is not a replica of the photo, but I did
my very best to evoke the wonder I felt when I saw Howard's work.
Thank you so much Howard.
Having a being-grateful-for-artist-friends day.