Saturday, April 6, 2024

The opening at the Heliconian Club today was great!

Me pretending to continue
working on the painting
Our Garden
at the opening of the
Heliconian Club

A Portrait By Any Other Name exhibition
Our Garden (after John Singer
Sargent's In A Garden Corfu)
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2024

I had so much fun at the opening of A Portrait By Any Other Name today. I took off the masks for some photos. Steven my husband took this one, and it was a joke between us about my actions at the Orangerie in Paris, one of my favourite galleries.

When we visited the gallery last August, a girl was taking photos and for fun for her I pretended to be painting one of Monet’s paintings. I didn’t get close to it just moved a pretend brush in the air two feet from the painting. The guard came over and asked me to stand back. But he was smiling.When we left the gallery I asked the guard if he was an artist, and he said yes, and showed me his work on his phone. 

Today I pretended to be working on my large portrait for a photo, and Steven and I laughed at the memory. I am super tired tonight, so I will show more pictures from the opening tomorrow. 

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Great photo! Sort of like varnishing day at the Royal academy exhibition when Turner showed up and out a red mark on his painting 😀❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

I didn't know that story, I'll have to look it up. I didn't do anything
to the painting. Just touched it for a second.


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