Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The last Tuesday

School is finished at the end of this week. Next
week is exam week, then I don't teach again until
the fall. Tuesday has been my toughest day all
semester, because I teach all day, and then
go to my art group at night. But I will really
miss the energy charge I get on these days.

I am exhausted and revved up at the same time.
The course that I've been teaching this year, is
all about ideas. I really enjoy being around
young people, and watching the innovative ways
that they come up with to handle the course

I am tired, and didn't go to work with my
art group. My marking mania has to continue
until Friday. So if I don't respond to your
posts as quickly as I'd like to, it isn't because
I don't care.

sketch from the newspaper
black marker on bond paper
5 x 7 inches

Tonight I'm posting a sketch I did awhile ago
of a face that appeared on the front cover of
the newspaper -- The Globe and Mail. I'm
sorry I don't know the identity of the man,
but I think he was a medical researcher.
I was attracted to his serious expression.

Have a knowing-you're-in-the-right-place day


Susan Carlin said...

Hi Barbara! I posted our Skype portrait session and a photo of your coffee cup painting on my blog this morning. I just found your post with the Skype portrait this morning... I need to keep better track of you. Here's the link- http://susansartjournal.blogspot.com/2009/04/skype-portrait-coffee-cup.html
Thank you for the reminder to know I'm in the right place. I needed that.

eldon warren said...

Busy busy!! Glad to hear it's over for you for a while. Now you can go into high gear painting. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do this summer.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

You are so sweet. It's not over yet really. I have two more days of school and then marking right up to the exams, then marking the exams -- then... nothing but painting. I am soooo looking forward to the intensive painting, but I've loved the teaching too.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Susan,

I'm going to check it all out. Can't wait to see your blog. You are such a great painter, and a great friend.


Liza Hirst said...

Great drawing again, Barbara! No matter who he is, you've created a strong portrait!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Sometimes a face just strikes you out of the blue, and you want to record it. This man had that kind of face -- intense, worried and committed to changing things.

His face said all that.

I'm glad you like my sketch.


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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!