Saturday, January 9, 2010

Slow down New Year

Laughing with the girls
Skype sketch
conté and charcoal on bond paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

I said Happy New Year to someone yesterday and I might
as well have been wearing white pumps in January. (Our
tour guide in Siena in December wore white pumps,
black tights, a white ski jacket coat, black cinch belt, and
a black scarf, topped with a grey fake lamb fur hat. She
looked great!) But anyway I get the point and feel it in
my bones. The year is racing away.

Today I began undoing the Christmas greenery, and drew
this little sketch of my niece. She's the bigger girl, and so
beautiful in real life that I never adequately capture her
beauty. Her skin is radiant and transparent at the same
time -- luminous.

Some day I'll get her to come here (She lives in L.A.) and
pose, and then we'll really have a gorgeous painting.

Have a loving-your-family-near-and-far day.


LeSan said...

Well Happy New Year my fashionable friend!
hehe. The year does seem to be moving along although it really is only a little over a week old. We have been having some rather mild weather here and it is lulling me into thinking that spring will be here in any minute. Then somewhere in my mind summer is right around the corner etc. etc. I suppose the surest way to drag time out is to order something you really want. That always seems to make the days stretch out and drag on. LOL
Lovely sketch of the girls. Will you be making this one into a painting?

Barbara Muir said...

Hi LeSan,
I'm sorry I haven't answered you yet.
I immediately went to your site to see
your wonderful writing and forgot all this. You really are an amazing writer. Happy New Year to you. I don't know if this will turn into a painting. They are difficult to draw and paint -- maybe just a bit too wonderful. Or maybe I love them so much that I'm too careful.


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