Thursday, May 22, 2014

My line of work

 The waiting room # 1
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014

I spent the morning today in a hospital waiting
room with a family member.  Luckily I brought
my iPad along.  And though I usually like the
drawing app because it's a good way to produce
colour on the run, I thought I'd draw with black
line instead.  I've never used just black before
and loved how it felt.
 The waiting room # 2
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
I draw with my finger, (I don't want a stylus, or
to draw this way most of the time) and I like
the way that distorts or alters the drawing.  The great
thing about drawing on one is that no one suspects
you are drawing.  Everyone just sees the iPad as
a game console, or YouTube viewer and that
does help.
The waiting room # 3
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
 So here they are -- quick sketches of people
in the waiting room.

And all is well.  We were out and into the
first really warm, and bright day, just before lunch.
I've started a little painting, but it isn't ready
for your eyes.

Have a taking it line by line day


Wendy Barrett said...

Hi Barbara, have just been catching up on your blog. Great to see you took New York by storm!! What a fabulous experience for you. Love your baby portraits and your pansies. These i-pad drawings are great - I particularly love the last one!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Wendy,

Thank you so much. I'm glad you like it. There is something powerful about the silence in a waiting room even with a TV on. The mood of everyone comes through in small gestures. That's what I was trying to get.

Love your work.

XOXOXO Barbara

Nicki said...

I LOVE these line drawings! You captured so much with so few marks. Wonderful! You are definitely in the right line of work. :)


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Thank you. I'm glad I'm in the right line of work, because it is something I gots to do. I just do.
Like you.

Love your work.


Kim Rempel said...

These are great! I just love the calligraphic line. Wonderful.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

Thank you. I am thinking of doing some more. There is something incredibly free about drawing with your finger instead of a pencil, pen, or brush.


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