Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Come and see this in the A Portrait By Any Other Name Show

Our garden
(after John Singer Sargent's
In A Garden Corfu)
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2024

This painting will be in the Heliconian A Portrait by any other name show
opening Saturday April 6.  I will be at the show at 35 Hazelton Avenue from 2 -3 p.m.
on Saturday.  Please come out.  I have two other portraits in the show. I'll show you

The inspiration for this painting came from a dream I had after reading abou
Sargent’s In A Garden Corfu.  In the dream I saw my friend’s daughter as the model, and 
couldn’t wait to begin the painting. Sargent painted the work that inspired me in 
1909, the year the Heliconian Club was established. So the painting honours 
Sargent, and the Heliconian Club where I will be showing it. I loved the light in Sargent’s painting.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

An amazing beautiful painting❣️❣️❣️ I love the historical links and inspiration for your painting. I can feel the sense of light and warmth in your painting.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

I'm so glad you like it. I love
your work.


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