Thursday, April 4, 2013

At home with going big

After Breakfast
Black marker on bond paper
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
The other day I picked up some super bond drawing
paper.  I had the idea of working on some black
and white drawings.  The sheets are a good size, and
I've been craving a large space to work in.  I know I'm
gearing up for another work in very large size, but don't
know what I'll be painting...yet.

Tonight after a hectic day racing around, I settled down
to draw.  In art from my student days, drawing was my
first language, and it is a bit like meditation for me.
The feel of the pen gliding over the smooth bond paper
is magnificently pleasurable.  One of my themes this year
 has been the celebration of meals.

To me the idea of a shared breakfast in a hotel room
is one of the nicest, most intimate meals a couple can
enjoy.  But all aspects of dining are intriguing to me.  In
this drawing, the breakfast is over, and only the empty
glasses, coffee cup, bread basket and open jam jar are
left to tell the story.  I'm sure it's a happy one.

Have an enjoying-a-meal-with-a-loved-one day.

4 comments:

Kim Rempel said...

I love your series idea. I feel the connection so strongly! Can't wait to see them unfold : )

Sally Chupick said...

Gearing up is the most fun isn't it...that stage when you're ideas are racing around in your head, and you cant wait to begin execution of them. This one is looking promising.
by the way, you might have to delete my blog from your blog roll then re-add it again. I had some issues with google plus that seemed to screw things up for me...i think it's fixed now, so perhaps the blog url address you have in your list is incorrect. good luck.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks so much. I'm not exactly sure what the next series will be. I think I need to do some research first! Now wouldn't that be fun!

Talk to you soon I hope. Love your work.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

it is nice to plan. When the mood hits, it hits. Right now I need to clear the decks so the mood can hit big time. That will probably be in about a week.

I changed your address, and all is well.

XO Barbara

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