Tuesday, December 10, 2019

For the love of place -- Toronto goes to New York

The Light of My Life 
Acrylic on canvas
 30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
This happy painting celebrates a beautiful pond in a park on
the west end of Toronto that my husband and I visit as often
as possible.  One view in the park is of Lake Ontario, and further
along a tree-lined path is this idyllic pond.  

The birds in the park know my husband's voice (I'm not kidding),
and the swans in particular swim in from way, way out on Lake
Ontario to see Steven, because he feeds them.  Steven absolutely
loves birds, and of course they love him.

Last week this painting was packed up by a wonderful fellow --
Amin -- at my favourite shipper's place, and traveled to New York
City, where it will be on view in the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
until February 2020.  I'm pretty excited about that exhibition.  I'll
see it myself this weekend, then I'll be back in a pre-holiday
busy spirit on Sunday to organize my Toronto fun.

Have a loving what you do day.


Judi said...

Sounds like a lot of creative excitement your way. So fun and rewarding for you Barbara. The painting is lovely and I can't imagine you would want to sell it for the wonderful memories you have of the location, even though its relatively close and you visit often. Love those birds being so clever and loving of Steven. Loved this story.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Judi,

t has been a pretty dynamic month. It is fun and rewarding. I'm glad you like the painting. That makes me happy,
and thank you for your wonderful comment. We are in New York now, and enjoying everything we see.

Happy Holidays. You made my day.


Portrait Artist

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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!