Friday, February 2, 2018

Love is something else -- My man!

I know that I'm a lucky woman.  I love a man who
suits me -- who gets what I mean most of the time.
I am married to a wonderful man with a great sense
of humour. I know as a funny person in the world --
that just his sense of fun is a very lucky break.  Not
everyone  likes funny people, or better yet -- loves them.
Add to that the fact that he's a really good cook, which is
wonderful, because I can cook, but don't love it, or care
about it, the way he does. Plus he loves me -- a wondrous
miracle in my life.

I've drawn and painted Steven many times over the years.

At the dance in the yellow chair
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2008

It's high time I do another portrait of Steven. I like this one because
 it reminds me of David Hockney, whose work I love.  I don't
 think that was the influence then -- it was probably a painting course
I took with Skip Lawrence and Toph Schink in California.  Steven was
not a patient subject -- I painted this from life.  I hope I can get him
to let me paint him again.  The white building in the image behind
 him is our school house in Nova Scotia. 

Missing you too
Skype drawing
Charcoal on bond paper
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

The two of us in Quebec City
watercolour and marker on
watercolour paper
9 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013

A fall bouquet at the window
Charcoal on bond paper
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

Napping with the cat
Watercolour and marker 
on watercolour paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013

It seems fitting at the start of the month of love to talk about
the love of my life.  Enjoy day 2.  Another day to let someone
 know you care about them, and to make the world a happier place.  

Have a loving your life day!


Verna said...

Hi Barbara,

I love this blog post! Such beautiful paintings and drawings of the love of your life! His sense of humour is evident in your portraits of him. What a wonderful overview, I am smiling as I type this.


Barbara Muir said...

Thanks so much Verna. You are so sweet! He is very funny, but most of my drawings
of him are serious. I'm glad that comes through to you.


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