Monday, May 20, 2019

Happy Victoria Day -- this painting seemed right

At Lake Muskoka 
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches (3 x 4 feet)
Barbara Muir © 2011

I have been thinking on and off this weekend of this
portrait -- which was a complete pleasure to paint
eight years ago.  The sitter was genial, posed well,
and enjoyed the cookies I serve to people when they
come to pose for a portrait.

The theme of sitting by a lake seems perfect for
a Victoria Day long weekend image (though
today you would need that blanket at least).  And
that is (or has been) Canadian summer for us --
long weekends and holidays by one of our many,
many lakes.  Here's to that!

Steven and I sat tonight on a very cold and windy
beach on Lake Ontario, dressed in full winter
outfits, complete with gloves, down coats and hats,
and still enjoyed the fireworks display in honour
of Queen Victoria's birthday.  Hats off to you queen.
Some of us might not know much about you, but
your birthday still gives us a holiday and we're grateful.

Have an enjoying your life day!


Judi said...

Wonderful painting, happy holiday and cold weather this past weekend. It is a wonderful painting and the man looks so very pleasant. I'm sure you were able to capture his whole being here.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Judi. The man was a delight.


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