Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fast sketches and spring chores

 Roses in a cut glass vase
Black marker on Moleskine paper
6 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(I don't think I showed this to you before,
but if I did I still like it.)

Today was one of those days when life works
the way it should. A perfect sky blue day -- just
a bit chilly, as spring in Toronto is supposed to
be.  The light was magnificent.  I painted, marked,
 painted, marked, gave many books and magazines
 away to a friend's charity.  That would have been
enough, but Steven did the dreaded chore of spraying the
 fruit trees (we only have two) with organic spray
and I operated the tap.  After dinner I made stock
from the left over roast chicken, and we had a
super quick walk through the beautiful starlit night
with the dog.
Working the salesroom
Black marker on Moleskine paper
6 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(These people were working on
selling cars in a showroom.  They
might have succeeded with my
husband, but the senior managers
soured the deal.)
A day to be treasured.  I worked on two paintings,
but I'll show you these quick drawings now, and
have an actual painting to show you tomorrow when
it's finished (just a small watercolour.)

Writing a letter 
Black marker on Moleskine paper
6 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

Have an-everything-is-going-right-day.

2 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

the drawings are lovely as is your post. Sounds wonderful!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Mary,

Thanks so much. Yes it was one of those exceptional days.

I love your painting of the Naples pier. Gorgeous.

XO Barbara

Portrait Artist

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