Friday, August 25, 2017

A continuous high -- the ecstasy of clouds

The happiest view 
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 60 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
Today's painting will I hope be the centerpiece in my New York
exhibition next month at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery.  Finishing
it made me so happy -- because the scale (quite large) really gets
across the magic of clouds over the ocean.  It's almost like clouds,
dance, and stretch and breathe into the most gorgeous and luminous
sculptural shapes when they have the space -- over rolling farmland,
or the wide open ocean.  They get both opportunities in Canada's

And we artists on the ground looking up are in complete awe.  I felt
like I got that with this one.  And I love it.  So once again -- if you
are in New York City when my three paintings are part of a group
show at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea.  Let me know
and I'll send you an invite to the champagne opening between
3 and 5 p.m. on September 9.

Thank you for all your support.  We artists and collectors and curators
need one another, and I feel so lucky to get to do this work.

Have a marvelling at clouds day.


verna said...

Beautiful and awe-inspiring clouds! I love that you paint them, I love that you love them. If I were in NY I would so go to your opening!


Barbara Muir said...

Darn it Verna,

I so wish you lived closer. And boy that would be more fun than you can even
imagine if you showed up at the NYC opening! We'd be forced to go out for
dinner. And that would be so hard. At least a 1/2 hour of deciding where? OMG.

I love, love, love your work. Love! (Did I say that?)


Marilyn Flanegan said...

Your paintings always make me smile. One of these days I'll have the joy of seeing them live and in person! Enjoy your show, Barbara!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marilyn,

I feel the same way about your work. I so love it, and I would love to see them live and in person!

I will enjoy the show. So much. Wish you could be there.


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