Sunday, June 21, 2020

To my sweet husband on Father's Day

You can't keep a good man down
Acrylic ink and acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

This drawing was done for the Figure Show at the Heliconian Club, which
I joined last year.  The show opened in February before we locked down
for COVID-19, and I'm glad we enjoyed that opening.  It is my favourite
drawing of Steven -  because it looks like him, and he is happy in the 
drawing.  The photo reference I used was from a wonderful opening
at Catch the Moments Gallery in Niagara Falls in 2019.  

The title now seems prescient, although it wasn't.  Who knew that we would
be in lockdown for 90 days, or that the end would not at all be in sight now? Through
this time, spending more time than ever together because I teach online from
home now, Steven and I have stayed happy.  Our children are a big part of that. 
 And on Father's Day I am happy to say that Steven had two distanced parties
with the family, one in the backyard last Thursday with the whole
family, and another today on our back porch, and then under the trees at the
back of the yard with Sam.  

I am grateful to my sons, to my daughter-inlaw, to my son's girlfriend,
to the new generation for their kindness and generosity, and to Steven
for making this time in lockdown as happy as possible, given that all
he would like is to for everything to be more like it was before, but with the
social changes that we all want.

Happy Father's Day to the fathers.

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