Thursday, December 5, 2019

Happy Birthday to this wonderful model

Wonder Water Image #5
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
The people who tell you that portraits don't sell are wrong.  This 
painting travelled in a collection, which put together was a large
ocean scene, and two young women who will have the job of 
saving the oceans in their lifetime.  "Because they are oceanographers,"
you ask.  No because that job will be every human being's job.

The audience liked that idea in Florence, Italy, at the Florence Biennale
in 2015.  In fact one woman stood crying in front of the portraits, so
worried about the young women and the oceans.  

Both of the women I painted for that combination are strong, 
amazing people, who take on challenging jobs.  They modeled for
me because I knew them, not because they do that full time.  I have
no doubt that they will change the world.  After Florence, the paintings
 showed in Toronto, and then in New York where this painting sold.  
The other portrait in the set sold here in Toronto.

Today we're celebrating Emily's, birthday and I wish her a joyous day, and
thank her for helping me get my message out to the world.

Have a helping each other, and enjoying your day, day.

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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!