Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The drawing I did on the Oprah Winfrey Show -- and hopes dashed with the cancellation of Oprah's Toronto Event

Oprah Winfrey Skype Sketch
from the show Where In The Skype Are You
willow charcoal on Canson Mi-Teintes paper
11 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
I was very sad today to get an email from the ticket
agent saying that Oprah's Toronto event this Friday
was cancelled.  Apparently the NBA needs the Scotiabank
arena because of ongoing games with the Raptors, and
Oprah couldn't do her show here.

I was quite down for awhile, but luckily I'm reading her book.  I
could go to Montreal on Sunday to see her, only I can't
because I teach on Monday, and also when I did buy the
tickets here, the whole stadium sold out minute by minute,
so I know that the best seats in Montreal would be gone.

Because the book is about Life speaking to you, I knew
that it would be wrong to waste my time feeling sorry
for myself and my husband.  But we were both really
disappointed because we did so look forward to seeing
Oprah and hearing her talk about her book, and her life.

So I got to work on one of my current paintings, which is
almost finished, and when it's done I'll show it to you.
Meanwhile here's the drawing I did when I was featured on
the Oprah Winfrey Show.  -- I had 45 minutes and worked on
drawing Oprah when she turned in my direction.  It was like
trying to catch the wind (there were 10 Skype Interviews on
that show), but I did my best.

Have a getting back to art day.


Candy said...

You did a great job on this, Barbara! Sorry that the show was cancelled.

Verna Vogel said...

Dear Barbara,

You are a very inspiring person! I'm sorry Oprah's show was cancelled. Your drawings of her are very beautiful. I love your work, and that you blog about it, and life.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Candy,
Thank you so much! So sorry Oprah couldn't come when the city is in a state of
total elation because the Raptors won tonight.

Love your work,


Barbara Muir said...

Dear Verna,

You inspire me so much that I have a collection of lids of jars, and
packages, -- all circles, because you make me think I could go abstract.
But then there you are doing magnificent work, and I will just keep
my collection for future reference! LOL! And the Raptors won, so
perhaps that was anticipated. It is a joyfest downtown tonight.


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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!