Sunday, June 18, 2023

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful fathers in the world


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

You can't keep a good man down
Acrylic ink and acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
(This is my husband Steven,
the father of my two sons)

Happy Father's Day

The portrait of my father makes me happy because it captures
the wonderful, loving nature of my Dad.  In  the reference photo my
father is smiling at Christopher, my older son, who was a little
boy at the time.  Our son Sam had not been born yet.  I miss my
father every day.  

And my  father is still a huge influence in my life.  He was a wonderful writer,
a business man, a fabulous photographer, and a great painter -- good at all
of his roles. He was a strict father to young children, which is probably
why I don't like rules to this day. I'm sure his time in the navy contributed to that. 
But as I grew up we developed a happy bond over art, and over family, and were
close at the time of his death, 
way too early, from lung cancer.

My dad would have been delighted to know our children, and to
see how they have grown up into amazing people.

Happy Father's Day to Steven my sweet husband, the man in the
second drawing. and to Christopher my oldest son. He and Megan have two
beautiful daughters, and a son -- Alice 7, and Madeleine 3 months, and James
almost 9 months. Thank you to my loving family -- Christopher, Sam, Megan,
Emily, Alice, Madeleine and James 
for being the reason Steven is a very happy
and proud father.

Have a loving your family day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful portrait drawings❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

I love both of them, and the one of Steven is one of my
best pieces I think. It is big.


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