Thursday, April 11, 2024

Here's to the people who keep artists going!

Water Image #2
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 

It’s been raining like crazy here, and soaking wet as everyone walking is, everyone 
agrees the rain is necessary. We had no snow this winter.  Despite the rain, it was a
run around do errands day, and I am tired. Visiting my printer today was a pure delight.
I dropped in to order a birthday card, and show him my 
latest painting. He helps me by
printing large reference photos for me, and he thought there was no way I’d get my
large painting — Our Garden finished for the show it’s in now. I showed him photos
from my husband’s phone, and he was super impressed, which made me happy.

Then I came across this portrait photo on my website, and couldn’t help but wonder
where it went. I sold it to a wonderful boss I worked for at Seneca College. He liked my
work. In fact encouraged me to take my writing students to the Art Gallery of Ontario
for a writing project as part of my course. He sometimes came to my openings, but sadly
he died a few years ago too young. I just hope whoever has the painting likes it. It was
part of a portrait series called Water Image of people in their favourite ocean location. 

I miss that kind boss and wonderful collector.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful �� A wonderful idea of people in front of their favourite beach location. ❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

At the time people were attracted to the idea of a series, so this
was one of them, and a great delight to paint.


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