Acrylic on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Barbara Muir ©My brother and I share some similar interests.
We both went to OCAD, and we both write. In
fact we've worked on many writing projects
together. But my brother -- a super artist, and
photographer himself is also good at sitting
So when my brother heard today, that I'd like a
photo of another portrait I did of him, because
I was teaching tonight, and was not quite ready
to take a break from blogging. He searched out
this painting, photographed it, and sent the images
This one really shows the influence of my art
training -- that push towards something a little
darker, more sinister. A less forbidding person than
my brother would be hard to imagine, but here
using the primary colours I loved at the time, and
relying on an intense inherited Muir expression,
the actor in my brother pulled it off, and I captured
it. I love this painting, for all that it evokes -- a
time, a place and the exuberance of painting a
very good and helpful model. Thank you Andrew.
Have an enjoying the work you've done day.