Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Yes I do paint snow

Winter on St. Germain 
(Third in the Trilogy of Our First House)
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
I'm actually working on a portrait tonight, but can't
show you until it's ready.  Looking through my snow
paintings this one amused me.  A wonderful collector
wanted paintings of her new house in three seasons.

And for the winter image she wanted authentic snow,
plus her husband and two children in the painting.
Challenge #1.  It did not snow.  Not like Toronto today
which is encased in snow on November 12, that fell
yesterday.  I wanted to deliver the paintings before
Christmas.  And it would not snow!

Finally it did!  Whew.  We artists have a very different
view of weather.  Especially if we're painting it.
#2 Painting recognizable images of her wonderful
husband and two lovely children in a portrait of a
house on a 12 inch x 12 inch canvas was a challenge.

With great cooperation from my client, I feel like
we achieved our goal, and everyone was happy.

So Toronto, let it snow.  I was asked the other day if
I paint snow because I paint clouds.  I do, and now that
I've painted so many clouds, I'm looking forward to
painting more snow!

Have an enjoying your weather day.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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!