charcoal on Canson lily paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
The newest member of our wider family came into
the world with great ease less than a month ago. So
when her birth notice arrived with a gorgeous photo
of the baby -- Rae -- I just had to draw her. She
is my niece and baby sister to Rose who will
be three in May. I love both of the girls although
I haven't been to California since before Rose was
born, so I only know them in pictures.
Drawing newborns is tough because it's so easy to go
too far. The baby's face is so perfect that it's
impossible to reproduce it, but I can give you the feeling --
her bright look, her soft face. How I wish I could be
in California right now, hold her in my arms and give
her big sister a huge hug. Little Rae, I hear, is that most
cherished of babies -- a good sleeper, just like her sister Rose.
I have been consumed with marking this week and need
to catch up on blogging, and on checking out your work.
Please be patient with me. I will get there.
Have a loving-your-babies-big-and-small day.