Saturday, February 6, 2010

Early morning tomorrow

Oprah and Sadie
charcoal on paper
14 x 16 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

We're heading out to see our youngest tomorrow
on a day trip, so I can't talk to you for long. We
saw an incredible movie tonight, An Education --
brilliantly acted and extremely moving to anyone
raising, or working with teenagers. Steven sat
with his hand going over his face in parts of it.
Sometimes I was holding my breath. I won't give
away the plot, but it was a very good film.

Tonight I'm showing you the sketch of Oprah
I donated to the Heartbeats of Africa auction.
It was the drawing I did to show the Oprah
Winfrey Show team that I could draw Oprah back
in May when they asked me to be on the Skype
show. I suggested I do a drawing, so they'd have
a sample of my work. I found the story of her
two shelter dogs Sadie and Ivan very touching.
Oprah adopted the puppies, and then they got
sick. Ivan didn't make it through, but Sadie did.
So I did this sketch of Oprah with Sadie.
I hope you enjoy it.

Now I've got to shut down for the night.

Have a going-to-see-your-family day.


Gwen Bell said...

I knew this was Oprah and Sadie before I even read the post. Your drawing is so good!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Gwen,

Thanks so much. I haven't heard much about Sadie lately. I hope that she's fine.


Liza Hirst said...

Well done, Barbara! Very expressive (as you always manage to do)!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thanks very much. I'm so glad you like it. I really appreciate your encouragement.


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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!