Monday, June 22, 2009

Progressing slowly



Quick sketch of our server
at a Tapas Restaurant in
Kingston, Ontario Sunday
to give you something to look at
8 1/2 x 11 inches
black marker on bond paper
Barbara Muir © 2009
I'm working on a couple of commissions today. All
day I've been painting, except for a brief, sweet interlude
down by Lake Ontario on a patio of a restaurant overlooking
rose gardens and high fountains and beyond the Lake a
blue that seemed to disappear into the sky. A crowd of
well wishers gathered to wish an amazing high school
music teacher, Mr. Roy Greaves a happy retirement.
I know he gave my sons music -- taught my oldest
how to be a composer, and discovered my youngest's
incredible voice. Plus he believed in them, and they
flourished in music classes. A joy to see when we
attended their high school concerts.

I am trying to be patient with myself in the middle
of a very busy schedule, and when I can remember
to follow through, the work is filled with pleasure,
as it should be.

It's late and I am tired after yesterday's journey.

A shout out to my sweet brother and his new wife.
Here's to a joyous life together!


Have a patience-is-a-rewarding-virtue day.

2 comments:

eldon warren said...

What a neat drawing. You're amazing.
Eldon

Barbara M. said...

Hi Eldon,

Thanks so much. I'm glad you like it. I'd like to do a painting of this image some day.

Take care,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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!