Monday, April 5, 2010

Quick sketch on a marking night

Sketch for Water Image Three
Black marker on bond paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

Wahoo! I've finished marking one set of final essays,
and in the main they were a pleasure to read. So I can't
say much, because I teach first thing in the morning.
I did a fast sketch of the next model in my water series
to celebrate. Very quick. When I get to the painting her
hair will make a lovely pattern. She is originally from
India, and wants to have the Indian Ocean behind her.
We looked it up on my son's ancient garage sale globe.
The map of the world has changed I think. I'm
excited to get going on this one, and to have all three
paintings moving towards the finish line at the same time.

Have a loving-what-you-do day.

P.S. Ferocious chorus of robins when the dog and I
took a short walk at dusk. Forsythia bursting, Magnolia
on the 5th of April! Folks this is global warming. People
are so happy about it, which is understandable after
winter. But Hello! These signs are a month and a half


eldon warren said...

Nice sketch! Every time I see one of these I want to run over and bring out my pen and ink. If only I could do as well.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

Thanks so much. Get out that pen and ink. I know you're flattering me, so come on show us your drawings too.

Take care,


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