Friday, April 13, 2012

Night out with my art group

Charcoal on bond paper
18 x 20 inches
Barbara  Muir © 2012
This has been a crazy week, with Easter last weekend,
and a large commission finishing, with four new
commissions starting and all of the marking for
the end of term to complete.  Whew!  Tuesday
was a packed day -- I took photos for an exciting
new commission, then marked solidly until
it was time for my art group session, and hurried
to go and spend an hour with my friends.
By Line
Marker on bond paper
18 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
I'm glad I did.  They are so funny, and talented --
I really enjoyed stepping out of the rush-rush
life for that hour, and just drawing.  I did one longer
drawing of the beautiful young artist who modeled
for us, and then some fast line drawings.  When I
drove away I felt light and filled with a joyous,
bubbling humour from my close friends there.  Fun.
Pretty great
Marker on bond paper
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
School is over for the term.  We have exams next week,
but other than finishing my grading life can go back
to all art all the time.  And as much as I will really
miss my students and their vivacity and humour,
I am looking forward to that immensely.

Have an all-art-all-the-time day.
P.S.  We all know that all artists are all-art-all-
the-time people every day.  We really can't
help the fact that right in the middle of an
intense conversation, we are also thinking about
how we would draw or paint this.  Fact. Forgive us.

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