In The Right Place At The Right Time
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2016I'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
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!