For the lily
Pen and ink and coloured pencil
on art paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir ©We put our crazy dog in the car today and
headed out to Hamilton. It was a gorgeous day
and we walked along the waterfront with our
friends Marcia and David.
View of the waterfront in HamiltonBack at their lovely, spacious house I noticed
a drawing by the front door, and realized it
was mine from long ago. Woo Hoo I thought.
I sure could draw! I was a big fan of a number
of botanical artists, and for a while when my
oldest was a baby made my money from
this work -- pen and ink drawings coloured
in coloured pencil. Looking at this I was
astonished at the detail, pleased even, but
glad that I have moved on from that.
I still like precision, and I am happy with the
movement in this drawing, but it made me
crave a big brush and a big canvas.
Ciment fondu sculpture
Marcia Labelle ©I asked Marcia if I could include one of her
pieces in my blog. She pointed to this
superb sculpture of her husband David.
She probably did this at about the same
time as I did the drawing. It shows off
both her incredible skill as a sculptor,
and the love she felt for David, then and now.
You can check out more of her work here.
Have a learning-from-your-old-work day.