Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sam's day in the birthday line up

Skype Sketch of Sam
Charcoal pencil on bond paper
6 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

Searching through my blog for images of Sam there are
so many.  That makes sense.  My family were the
natural subjects for so many paintings and sketches, and
still are.  He has grown up now, and I was trying to find
a sketch that reflects the happy self confidence he radiates
today. He's enjoying life -- which of course makes everyone
around him happy.

Today is his birthday, and this drawing from seven
years ago captures him in a happy mood -- tired and
enjoying his life -- in school.  I drew him via Skype,
which was something I liked to do back
then.  Sam now looks much more mature, but the
kindness in his face here captures something
that is essential Sam.

Happy Birthday Sam!


Verna Vogel said...

Hi Barbara,

This portrait is also, so lovely! I can see the gentle, intelligent character of your son. You are a wonderful portraitist and a wonderful parent and friend to your kids.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Verna. That is my son exactly. I'm glad that comes
through. I love your portraits, so your compliment is the ultimate
in wonderful.


Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
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!