Thursday, August 18, 2016

My baby is off to Europe!

In The Right Place At The Right Time
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2016
I've worked on this painting intensively for what seems
like a long time.  The thought of taking the finished work
off the stretcher put me into paroxysms of fear.  I have
never shipped a painting off the stretcher -- although
all the pros at international shows I've been in do it all
the time.

My thanks to the lovely man in the framing department of
Yorkdale De Serres who helped me take the canvas off the
frame.  We worked together quietly, then rolled the painting
up ever so carefully and I took it to the shipper.

Once it is gone, anyone who has done this knows -- it's
on to the next.  But until it was in the tube and ready to
go I was over the top anxious.  Safe journey my painting.

I finally named it In The Right Place At the Right Time,
because the painting will be in a show that supports an
environmental area in the Netherlands, near Drimmelin,
called the Worp.  The exhibition is called Kunst in Drimmelin.
And everything about the title is right -- it is a painting
of the conservation area -- the Worp.  And it is
going there because I was in the right place at the right
time last October and met the wonderful artist, Miranda 
Brouwers at the Florence Biennale, and she invited me to
show in this special exhibition happening on September 10 and 11.

Thank you so much Miranda, and for Miranda's friends
who trusted her judgement.  And I hope the painting
gets there safely, is not too much of a hassle to reframe,
and I know it will be in the right place at the right time.
And here's a detail of the next painting.


Untitled (detail) Work in Progress
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2016

Have a sending your art around the world day!

10 comments:

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Barbara, love the backstory of how this whole feat was accomplished, including how you were invited to show in this exhibit! Simply marvelous! Would love to be able to see this exhibit! Wishing we could be there! Huge congrats on the gorgeous painting!

Michelle Dinelle said...

A wonderful opportunity for your beautiful painting to be shown. I wish it safe travels! Be sure to post photos if they are available of the exhibit. ~ Michelle Dinelle Abstracts

Georgia Fullerton said...

Great artist and gorgeous piece. I can never get enough of Barbara's energy infused works. I am always captured by her choice of vibrant colours no matter the subject; it feels like being in a dream! I've come to expect movement and emotion in her work. Bravo Barbara!

Sally Chupick said...

Congratulations showing in the Netherlands; understand your anxiety about shipping it, but it does sound like the best option for a big painting like that. Another international show to add to your repertoire! Congrats Barbara!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nancy,


Thank you. MIranda is a wonderful person, like you, and we've become good friends. I wish I could
see it too. Isn't it an amazing world!

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Michelle,

I will definitely post any photos that come up about the exhibition. Love your work.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Wow Georgia,

Thank you so much. I am so glad we met, and I watch your abstracts in awe and delight.
So magnificent.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Sally,

It is exciting. I so wish I could be there, but we are doing quite a lot of traveling
for shows in the fall.

Wishing you a great end of the summer. Lovely paintings. I am amazed at your
work.

XOXOXOXOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

This is incredibly exciting Barbara! I hope they send you photos of your painting in the show and then maybe you will share them with us. It is beautiful- those clouds and blue sky make me so very happy! Another amazing experience in your artistic journey.

XOXO N.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Thank you. It is exciting isn't it! I will definitely share everything I get about the show. We are traveling now, so I apologize for responding so slowly. On a cloud research trip.

XOXOXOXOXO

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