Wednesday, March 15, 2017

More from one of my best models

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
for portraits.

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
to me.

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.

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A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!