Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sketching indoors -- it might snow -- again!

Yesterday we had snow here, coming down in white sheets
over the crimson, yellow and orange maples. Of course the
ground was far too warm, and it didn't last. But it was the
earliest snowfall I can remember in a long time, and reminded
me of my first year in university when it snowed on October
14th. Too early.

Still Zoey and I bundled up and went out. She suffered the huge
snowflakes on her black coat, and I just marveled at how
beautiful the sky looked a purple grey in the far distance as the
the cloud mass approached.

Today -- all gone, blue skies, high white clouds, trees shedding
leaves in hundreds of shades of red, orange, yellow. Wildflowers
still surprise us in the park.

Fixing that darn computer
black marker on bond
5.5" x 8.5"

I'm working on a sketch for a painting so I'll include two more
small sketches tonight. One is of my husband Steven, and really
captures the look he used to get when he tried to help me with my old
Mac. He's an IBMer. But my new IMac causes him nothing but

More chocolate please
5.5" x 6.5"
acrylic and ink on bond

The second sketch was done in ink and watercolour, and is of
a little girl licking chocolate off her finger.

Time to get back to drawing. Talk to you tomorrow.

Have a capturing-all-of-it-day.


Theresa Rankin said...

I live the more chocolate!!!! Yes more please!!

Barbara Muir said...

Thanks Theresa,

Yes. More, more more.


Anonymous said...

Snow always comes to early. I love the winter, it can be so beautiful, but can do with out the cold.
someone needs to invent warm snow. It does give me the excuse tho to stay in and be quiet. ew

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

Luckily the snow didn't last. I didn't get snow tires last year, and I drive about 100 kilometers a day when I teach, so I need them. Last year it snowed almost every day all winter. It got to be a joke around
town, as in, "Guess what?" "What?" "It's snowing." "NO!" I guess you had to be here.

I really do like winter too -- but this year I'm in no rush.

Take care,


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