Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Model and mood -- the love of portraits

Missing you -- write again 
Black marker on watercolour paper
9 x 12 1/8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
Tonight's drawing is of one of my favorite models --
Shaniece.  I'm sure I've written before about how she
"gets it."  She loves having fun, and is cheerful and
upbeat, and kind.  But when she poses she goes into
character and maintains that mood faithfully for however
long she poses.  She is a portrait painter's dream.
I thought of her because some of the discussions I
had today with experts in my field were about models.
These talks made me miss Shaniece, and that inspired
my drawing.  I may have even drawn this pose before,
but the photo spoke to me.  I haven't painted the pose,
but I hope I will one day.

Thank you Shaniece -- you totally rock.

Have a thanking-the-people-who-pose-for-you day.


Mary Lou van Schaik said...

Lovely, Barbara... you've caught the pensive yearning beautifully. The talents of both model and artist shine! xo ML

Liza Hirst said...

Really lovely drawing, Barbara!Your lines are set so perfectly!

Kim Rempel said...

Beautiful mood and lines.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Mary Lou,

Thank you. The model is such a great
young woman. I'm delighted that you like our combined efforts.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you so much. This means a lot to me because I love your drawings.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much. I am just loving both your abstract city scenes and your woodland landscapes. Superb.

XO Barbara

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