This year's holiday cards based on my iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012For me this has been a very David Hockney influenced
year. Two wonderful interviews with Hockney on CBC
Radio done when the artist was having his iPad art show
here in Toronto at the Royal Ontario Museum inspired me.
You can read about them on my blog if you click here.
One influenced me to draw on my iPad -- something
I hadn't done until I listened to Hockney. Then his
discussion about filling a wall, the challenges of scale
really made me want to go big. Looking at his work
on his website and seeing how he breaks really large work
down influenced my latest show -- and the biggest
painting I've done -- so far. Indirectly Hockney
taught me so much in 2012.
I decided to make my Christmas card from one of
my iPad drawings of the lane at the top of our street.
When we walk our dog, we cut through this lane to
avoid the traffic on the main street. One beautiful
day I drew the lane from a photo and loved how the
iPad allowed me to pack so much colour into the image.
Drawing with my finger was interesting, and forced
me to be loose and playful. I was pleased with the
results and even more pleased when Ellen at St.
Clair Printing and Graphics did such a great job
turning the image into colourful cards.
Have a making-your-art-into-cards day.