Saturday, October 23, 2010

Note to self

I was wandering around tonight wishing
I had something I could show you for the blog.
Saturday is a busy day for us.  We hit the
market, the flower store, visit with friends
near the flower store, go to the supermarket, walk
the dog, have supper and go out for the evening.
Tonight the movies weren't  right for us, so we
hung out at a bookstore, and came home to
watch a movie.  All in all a packed day.
So I was flipping through a lovely notebook
I bought in Florence almost a year ago, and
found this little drawing I did while I was sitting
a show last June at the Wychwood Barns
with Gill Cameron.  The drawing shows the
view we saw across the street when we
opened the gallery doors.
 
 View from the Wychwood Barns Gallery
coloured markers on bond paper
6 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
It's been raining all afternoon, and the leaves as
beautiful as they are, are coming down.  So the
sight of the lush green I now remember looking
at in my little sketch is reassuring somehow.

Have a finding-what-you-need-in-your-notes day.

4 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

I think this works really well Barbara. You are one of the few people I know who can still make a totally holistic statement whilst using a wide variety of high key colour. It has a lovely "Dufy" feel about it.

cohen labelle said...

This has a lovely, fresh feeling to it, Barbara, in the handling of color and great composition.

love, Marcia

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sheila,

Thanks so much. I'm glad you don't mind my high key colour. Maybe that's just the way my strange eyes see the world. I was thinking about you the other day. I love your work, your landscapes make me faint, your city work is astounding, you (as the kids here say) rock.

XOBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Marcia,

Thanks so much. I was doing very bright marker sketches a couple of years ago. Most of the time acrylic fills the bill.

Love,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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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!