Monday, May 7, 2018

Come out and see this in person

Cloud Magic
Acrylic on canvas
4 x 6 feet
Barbara Muir © 2018
I'm so excited about being part of the Water for Life International
Exhibition 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 © 2018
Now 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.


Liza Hirst said...

Fantastic! Looking at this painting I have the feeling I can breath and smell the pure air!
Love it! Liza xxx

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Liza. Your opinion means the world to me! I am over the moon that you like it!


Laurel Daniel said...

So exciting! Your painting is beautiful and I wish you GREAT success in the show. And I so, so, SOOOOO understand the impossibility of photographing a painting that large! Always wish I could just see it in person. YAY for you!!!!!

Verna Vogel said...

I wish I could come and see it in person!!!
It's a super beautiful painting and I agree with Liza, my senses can feel it too. What a wonderful exhibition to be a part of, especially at this time of heightened awareness all over the world.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

So sorry for taking so long to get back to you. Thank you so much. It is lovely to have this painting
in the beautiful Water for Life show at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Just amazing. Our time has
been a bit filled with getting the piece to the show, and then attending all of the events last weekend.
I teach twice a week too. It was an amazing experience, and wonderful to see people I know who
live worlds away.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

You are painting works so much bigger than this. I do wonder how you do it. Do you have
staff to help you move them? I am blown away by your work. It is an absolute delight to be
in this show -- all wonderful work, and all in some way about saving the planet. Beautiful
and moving. Thank you for your gracious compliments. You make me very happy.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Thank you so much. It is one of the most beautiful exhibitions I've ever been part of.
Everything was so lovely and thoughtful. Everyone's work was displayed beautifully, and we
artists were praised to the skies by the dignitaries who attended the ceremonies on opening night.
Plus there was a super connection between the artists. Quite magical. Now if we could just
save the world's water!


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