Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The joy of seeing

See what I mean?
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
I'm talking about this, because I just got new glasses
for reading and for distance.  Miraculous.  How does that
connect with art?  I think maybe one of the gifts landscape
painters can give to their viewers is the absolute delight
in the natural world -- in what the artists see.  I certainly feel
this, and see it in all of the landscape work I admire.

This painting has taken a while to get to where I can call
it done.  All along my idea was to transmit the incredible
joy I have seeing scenes like this in a park out on the west
side of Toronto.  Getting the colour right for me took awhile,
and then it needed more.  Welcome the total strangers
who posed for me unknowingly, and have completed the
piece for me.  I am over the top grateful to them.

Have a loving what you see day. 


Rondi Adamson said...

Beautiful bursts of colour! Lovely, Barbara.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Rondi,

It is a magnificent park. I know you would love it.


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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!