Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Being alive -- let's share the joys in life

In a park by the lake -- happiness
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018

This painting is certainly about loving life.  I think maybe
that's what all of my art is about.  It isn't that I don't know
the downside of life, I'm well aware that there is so
much to be sad about in this world.  But I do feel that those
of us who are lucky enough to see the beauty around us,
to appreciate small things,  to love what nature offers, and
to care about the people who make our lives magnificent --
need to share our bounty.

That doesn't mean we have our heads in the sand,  or that
 we don't take action against cruelty, wrong doing,
the ills of this world.  It means as artists with an ability
to create and record the vitality of this planet and
its people -- we want to share what we see.

Today's painting is still in process.  And the process has
taken a long time -- since last summer.  But it is sooo
close and I want to share it now.  Thank you for being
out there, and being my inspiration and support.

Have a telling your good stories day.

P.S. if you have a good news story to share, please
write about it in the comments section.  1 would
absolutely love to read it!


Marilyn Flanegan said...

Barbara, your painting is wonderfully lush and lofty and it could easily be a scene in Austin! Thank you for being a beacon of joy for so many of us.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Marilyn,

I must come to Austin one day. You are certainly a beacon of joy for me. I love your


Nicki said...

Your art is definitely about loving life. Thank you for sharing your creations and your uplifting words with us.

XO Nicki

Sally Chupick said...

Good morning Barbara! Your painting is looking great! Good news! The tsunami warning in Victoria was cancelled a few hours after being issued , that ade me very happy!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Nicki, I think your art is about that too. I so love your work. I just stare at it
in wonder. Thank you for your constant inspiration.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

That was really good news. Are you in Victoria? I was worried about friends on the coast.
Whew! I hope you are well. I love your work and miss you.


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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!