The Happiest Girl
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019I know I paint landscapes, but I am also a portrait painter, who
works on commissions. This gorgeous baby came to me in
image after image, and has been resonating, and working on
getting on canvas for several months.
This is the second painting I did of her. The first was too small,
given the perspective, to give her lovely face enough space.
So I moved her to a bigger canvas, and she was pleased.
Today the collector who came to pick up the work was
very happy. She showed me photographs of all the other
babies in her family who I've painted, now in various
stages of growing up. So exciting. A super
ending to a joyous story from start to finish. I have
grown very fond of this little girl. Working from photos
only, it's important to feel a bond, and I did. In fact
I miss seeing her on the canvas in the studio, and I wish her
every happiness in her beautiful childhood and beyond.
Have a loving what you do day.