Monday, December 4, 2017

Dog Love -- I've got it!

Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017

I am so grateful to my friends and family who buy my art.
But I have to say this -- painting commissions for family
who pay the going rate is terrifying.  How could I possibly
care more about the outcome?

So I am happy to say that this little doggy, commissioned by my
son for his wonderful girlfriend, went home to a joyous reception.
Whew!  I was sad to see him go, because I'd fallen quite in love with
the dog.  And  since I began work on him, have had great conversations
about dogs, especially dachshunds and David Hockney's paintings of
Dachsunds in Dog Days.  But today the ultimate reward.  My son's lovely
girlfriend was happy with the portrait.  And that's why this painter paints --
to create work that people love.

Have a thanking-your-collectors day.
P.S. Ever since I got the commission -- I've had this song on my
brain.  Who Let the Dogs Out?

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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!