Wednesday, October 21, 2009

And it was late in the evening and all the music seeping through


My great love
black marker on bond
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

The title is a line from a Paul Simon song. My son and
I were discussing the lyrics tonight and how super
the writing is. It was a wonderful day today because
I got enough sleep last night to get through 10 hours
at school, and 13 hours between getting up and getting home. Whew.
Outside it was warm and raining in the misty fall
day. Inside my classes were great -- and my teacher
friends predictably funny and engaging in the
break between the morning and afternoon courses.

My drawing tonight is of one of my all time perfect
models. In fact I liked drawing him so much, that
I ended up marrying him. So I've been lucky. I get
to stare at him and take in his beauty whenever I want.

Have an enjoying-every-minute-with-the-people-you-love day.

4 comments:

julie davis said...

Barbara, I love that--how many times have you drawn or painted him?! Is he a reluctant model? What a wonderful thing to get to study the one you love and record your impressions again and again. Nicely done, and have a great day.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

Of course he wasn't an "official" model. He was a reluctant one many times in the years we've been married yes. In this drawing he looks like he did when I met him when he was an engineering student. He was much better looking than my drawing.

You have a great day. Would it be possible to send me an email so I'd have yours? You don't have a link on your blog, and sometimes I might send you a note.

Thanks so much,

Barbara

Anonymous said...

It's me your son, by the way. Not some random mmmkay?

Barbara M. said...

Hi C.J.,

Sorry you don't like the drawing. I'll do one sometime that you do like.

Love Mommy.

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!