Friday, April 10, 2009

Family dinner

Sam and his friend
charcoal on manila paper
18 x 24 inches

We're having our Easter weekend family dinner tonight
-- the turkey, roasted potatoes with rosemary, fresh salad,
steamed broccoli, apple pie, (home made by Steven) and
ice cream. Tomorrow Steven's family is having a birthday
party for one of his brothers, and we're all going down
to Stratford for the afternoon. Sunday morning Sam has to go back
to school for an exam, so this was the only practical time.

I didn't have a lot of time to paint today so I did a quick
sketch of Sam and his girlfriend. I wish I had more time
to paint them -- maybe I will another time.

Have a wonderful weekend whatever you're celebrating,
even if it's just a four day weekend. I have been marking
all day today and don't see that letting up for at least another
week. Thank goodness I have painting and the blog as
relief -- although I do enjoy reading what my students
have to say.

Have a the-stores-are-open-we-can-buy-cadmium red


r garriott said...

Hi Barbara, and Happy 4 Day Weekend to you (what's that??) and a respite from marking papers! May you mark canvas instead!

I love this sketch of your son and his girlfriend (is it my imagination or does he look like the young son on Arrested Development?) I have a feeling you captured their personalities and faces very well.

I am so glad to have 'met' you!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi R.,

I may not have portrayed him exactly accurately, but there is a bit of similarity around the mouth. Sam is bigger (6'3") and has dark hair, and eyes. Have a Happy Four Day weekend yourself. I will be marking papers, and maybe canvas.

I am delighted to have 'met' you too.

Take care,


L.Holm said...

Hi, Barbara - what a wonderful sketch of your son and girlfriend. Just came from seeing your kitchen on Theresa's site! Happy Easter! Liz

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liz,

Happy Easter, thanks for coming. Isn't Theresa's painting amazing?

Take care,


eldon warren said...

Hope your Easter turned out like you wished it to. Was quiet here. Nice day.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

We had a jam packed and wonderful weekend. I hope you had a great one too.

Take care,


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