Monday, December 8, 2008

In the key of happiness

I am having a bit too much fun perhaps. I was at party
after party all weekend, then a Christmas concert (we
call them holiday concerts here) and another one
tonight. Both concerts were to support housing for
battered women, and the homeless. It's moving to
hear so many great singers and musicians put their
talents together to inspired the audience -- and all
for a vital cause.

The guitar lesson
acrylic and pencil on Bond paper
18 x 24 inches

In light of that I found this old unfinished sketch of
my brother teaching my son Christopher, who is three,
in the picture, how to play the guitar. The drawing
needs infinite work. But I like it because Christopher
is concentrating so intently. And because as a grown
up he can play any instrument he touches, and has an
excellent voice too.

I have to go because I sit a very early exam tomorrow
morning an hour north of town.

Have a singing-at-every-opportunity day.


Liza Hirst said...

Don't do anything to this drawing!It is absolutely beautiful the way it is and has everything it needs - that is as far as I'm concerned...

Barbara Muir said...

Really? Thanks Liza. I'm glad you like it. I would want to do a bit more to the man's face. It's that magic moment when the man the child becomes is revealed in the child. Of course you can't know that at the time.

Take care,


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