Friday, June 16, 2023

The power of portraits

Tobias and the tigers
acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

 I was just coming home from a walk today and saw the
fellow in this portrait. Tobias.  He is now 16 years old, and
6 foot tall.  He was playing basketball in his driveway (a 
passion in our neighbourhood) and we said "Hi" to one another.

Then looking through my files I found this, and felt so happy
that I captured a child  who has become a wonderful young man, and
that that connection matters.

Wishing you a glorious weekend.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I love this portrait❣️❣️❣️ There must be a story with the tigers.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

I believe he saw them at the zoo, and loved them.


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