Thursday, April 5, 2018

Friends are sooo wonderful! Thank you Howard

Signs of spring at the pond
(work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
I met Howard Wolinsky on line almost 10 years ago.
I have never met him in person, but at the time our
paths crossed over Skype, and his YouTube interview
with me on my Skype paintings, landed me on
the Oprah Winfrey show.

That would be more than enough to seal our friendship.
But on top of being an amazing writer, Howard is
an exceptional photographer, and has travelled
all over the world giving the rest of us gorgeous
images of places he's visited.

Still Howard and his wife Judi always come back
to their home in Chicago, and he takes spectacular
photos in a park near their home.  I feel incredibly
blessed to know him, because he has let me work
from some of his beautiful shots.

This painting is a small image, of what may become
a larger work. I would love to do that.  And thank you Howard
for the inspiration -- which is magnificent.

Have a thanking your friends day.


Liza Hirst said...

This is really lovely! And uplifting with the summer feeling it transmits! Have a wonderful day, dear Barbara. Xxx

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Liza.

It is the feeling in the parks right now -- or was before the temperature dropped and we had a bit of
snow. Everything was on the very edge of spring -- trees longing to burst into their finery.

Love your work so much!


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