Monday, June 20, 2022

Happy Father's Day week!

Portrait of my father 
black marker on bond paper
7 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

I didn't post this drawing yesterday, although I think it's the best
one of my father.  And looking through my posts from recent
years I found this letter to my father.  It holds true.  As I was 
saying to a friend yesterday who lost her father a year ago, the
love lasts, and it does.  Love is a profound emotion. And I
am a firm believer in love.

"Dear Dad,

I miss you every day. You would be happy to know that after
Christopher, we were blessed to have another son, Sam.
They have grown up to be wonderful young men.  You would have
loved them so much.

Your influence on me has been major, as my main loves, like
yours were,  are art and writing.  I feel that I owe you so much.
I too love being near water, and in the countryside, and
as it did for you, that has inspired my work, and
been a pleasure for my family.

Love you,


Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Love this drawing. I love all your drawings 😄. The shading is brilliant. And I can see the love ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

This is one of my favourite drawings. Yes the love is there.


Portrait Artist

My photo
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:
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!