Monday, June 23, 2008

Stand up for your brights


Here's a little sketch I did many years ago, probably imitating one of my favorite painters, although I don't know who right away -- maybe Derain. Whoever it was, I like the drawing for its bold use of colour. I've been painting all day today, but can't share the results with you yet because it's a sustained portrait. I think this was the fifth session and it's turning the corner -- becoming a personality, not just a painting. That's always a great feeling -- knowing I will capture a person's essence. It's
not quite there yet, but coming.

Have an essentially lovely night.

3 comments:

George Barron said...
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floramary said...

Wonderful! Beautiful!

Barbara M. said...

Thanks Flora,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!