Thursday, September 11, 2008
A wonderful mother model
women today, so didn't get painting until tonight.
But I've been working steadily for four hours and it's
Here's a rapid sketch I did of an elegant British
lady who posed for us one night at our class.
She was an artist's mother, visiting from
England, and a great model. She sat in this very
proper and straight posture, dressed in lush colours.
I like the agitation in my painting. I think I was
just excited by her gutsiness.
I'm glad that this was such a good day, because
it is the anniversary of my father's death --
long ago now, and of September 11, so
it was appropriate to spend time with kind
friends, and to appreciate all that is
special about our lives.
Have a thoughtfully happy day.
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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