Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thinking of peonies


 Peonies in a Victorian jug (Work in progress)
Black marker on bond paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
I walked my dog today in a chilly rain.  We walked
by gardens missing their snow covering, green
leaves that have grown, frozen, grown -- and
have no idea what's going on.  This winter is an
odd one so far.  Tomorrow we should have snow again.
But I started working on a drawing
of peonies, from a photo of the glorious flowers my
neighbour lets me cut every year -- the perfect shade
of pink, the smell like heaven.  This is not an iPad
drawing.  And it may turn into a coloured pencil
rendering, but I haven't had time in the past few weeks
to go that deep.  For now, I like the line.

Have a following-a-glorious-line day.


Liza Hirst said...

I certainly like the line, too!
And it is so difficult to draw or paint these flowers. You have mastered it perfectly, Barbara!

Kim Rempel said...

Love the lines too. Peonies are heavenly : ) Look forward to seeing it progress!
p.s. and regarding the weather - I know! Weird! Snow tomorrow and 8 on Sunday?

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

What fabulous paintings you've been doing in London. I hope everything is going well there.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much. It may be a while before I do anything else with it. The colour would be lovely in watercolour, but the paper is not up to taking water. Sooo. Coloured pencil feels a bit restrictive.

Love your wonderful France trip.

XO Barbara

cohen labelle said...

Hi Barbara, I love peonies too . We have them in our garden - pinks and reds and whites - you have a standing invitation, come summer, to have a session with them – these, that I’m looking at on your post, are marvelous, luxuriant. Beautifully drawn.

Love, Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

What a sweet idea. I will think of that lovely possibility on these very cold and snowy days.


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