Saturday, January 14, 2023

Art comes out of hiding

Listening across oceans
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

Today trying to find one painting, I plied through a stack of
paintings and found this portrait that I love of Henriette Sonne
a danish painter living in Norway, who I met at the Florence
Biennale.  It's a beautiful painting, and as I am back to 
round the clock painting mode it made me happy.  It is
one of a series of paintings I did through Skype.  Those
paintings got me a lot of attention, and TV coverage.

This series on Henriette was one group of many portraits I did
through Skype.  As I start to contemplate portraits again, I
realize that what I loved about Skype at the time was the 
intimacy and lack of formality. 

It's Saturday night, and I'm going to go and watch a movie,
after a happy day.

Have a loving your life day.


Jennifer Rose said...

love all the colour in her curls 😀

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Jennifer Rose,

I do too. And I like the colour in the background. It might have
been based on the break up colours of a bad connection. Not sure.


Barbara Muir said...

Jennifer Rose,

I think my computer deleted your second comment. I can't find it, and wish I could.
Love your work, and appreciate it so much every time you comment.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

The portraits are all beautiful with so much life❣️❣️❣️ How long do you work on them? The touch of computer along the bottom edge is great.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

These are from the Skype portrait time. I'm not sure. I know when I was
doing portrait commissions from live poses it used to take between 10 - 12
2 hour sessions. Plus working from photos. But a lot of the time in those
sessions was spent on breaks -- coffee, cookies, talking.


laura said...

Beautiful portraits. You always capture something so alive in your sitters!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much. That means a lot to me. You are an amazing painter.


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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!