Wonder Water Image #6
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015This is the 6th day in the challenge I was invited to join by
the amazing sculptor, Gabrielle Fischer Horvath.
I am incredibly lucky to know an amazing bunch of women,
including this brilliant and beautiful woman, Etana, who
dropped by today. My portrait of her is certainly one of my
favourites because it captures both her beauty and her serious
side. She is committed to helping Canadians work together on
saving the environment, on human rights, and on figuring out how
to get people engaged in caring about their communities.
Her portrait has (appropriately in my opinion) traveled to be
part of the Florence Biennale and to New York City. She is
delightful, and I'm sure that my affection for her comes
through in the painting too.
In Florence, Italy the painting showed with another portrait
and a large diptych of an ocean scene. I managed to say to
visitors to my wall that these paintings were about saving the
ocean, and these young women, Etana, and Emily on the other
side of the large ocean scene would be the ones to do it.
I spoke just enough Italian about saving the oceans
that more than one visitor stood in front of Etana's
portrait, and then Emily's portrait, very moved. It was lovely to
It is one of my dreams to one day have a show of my ocean series.
These portraits are very special to me.
Have a loving what you are trying to express day.