Friday, February 15, 2013

We're here for a good time -- quick study with my art group


 
 The Pink Sweater
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
Here's a sketch I did with my art group this week.
The model had so much soul.  Who knows why
that happens, but she was perfect for me -- with
only an hour to paint her.  Some models just
give off so much energy, and this model was like
that.  Quiet, and peaceful -- she seemed complete.
So my sketch flew.  On the break I so enjoyed
talking to my artist friends.  They can be very
funny and informative.  I learned that each cell
in the human body has six feet of DNA!  Think
of that. It seems impossible doesn't it?  And mysterious,
and wondrous.

So here she is.  I didn't learn her name, but wish
I did. And click here to listen to the song that
inspired the title.

Have a capturing-the-feeling day.

2 comments:

Sally Chupick said...

The model's energy certainly radiates here. nice bold use of colour.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. Yes she had a certain strong and peaceful energy.

Thanks. Love your work.

XO Barbara

Portrait Artist

My photo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!