Acrylic on canvas
4 x 6 feet
Barbara Muir © 2018
I'm so excited about being part of the Water for Life InternationalExhibition at the Niagara Falls History Museum, in Niagara Falls,
Canada. The exibition opens this Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. and
we would love to see you there.
My work for the show is quite large, and extremely difficult to photograph.
To get an image of the painting, we had to photograph it sideways on a
counter, because there isn't enough space in my small house, and even
smaller studio to capture it properly. So I will show you two images tonight --
the official photo, and a shot of the piece on the easel. I actually think the second one
gives a better impression of how the painting looks.
Cloud Magic on the easel
Barbara Muir © 2018Now that this work is off visiting Niagara Falls I am so glad that
I felt completely happy with it when I packed it up. It says
everything I'd like to say about water -- water is delightful, joyous,
beautiful -- the background and foreground of our lives. It is
spiritual, rewarding, life giving -- and absolutely essential
to the planet.
Each year when I visit Nova Scotia, where we own a 100+ year old
schoolhouse, I spend every day visiting the ocean -- overcome with
its beauty, the sound, the view -- superb. Back in Toronto I go to
a gorgeous, huge park on the west end of the city as often as possible.
There on the edge of Lake Ontario my husband feeds the birds
(the right stuff), and the geese, ducks, and swans know the sound
of his voice. They swim and fly in from far out on the lake when
we arrive to see him.
Water is a big part of my life.