Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The 13th thing I learned in 2022 -- art is a window

Heading home
Acrylic on 2 canvas panels
4 x 6 feet,
Barbara Muir © 2016

This painting, not beautifully photographed, is the background in one
of the rooms in my studio. It is big, and is of a scene I love in Nova
Scotia -- one of the places where I feel very at home.

People will say art is a window into the soul. And that's true too --
but landscapes can be a window into where you love to be. So
this large landscape tells me that Nova Scotia is out there, and I'll
see it again -- but in the meantime -- isn't this beautiful?

Plus the painting -- a diptych -- also tells me that I've done this before 
(painted large work) and can do it again -- so it gives me confidence.
I am so grateful for the art world, and the gifts it gives me, and to
my parents for sending me to OCAD years ago, and starting my 

And while we're at it -- my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Jordan, who
started me painting.

Have a loving your life day.

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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: 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!