Saturday, February 11, 2017

Day 11, A love of line -- and from the market

Quick drawings from the Brickworks market today
Black marker on Moleskine paper
Each one is 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017

After high school I went to OCAD in Toronto
for a couple of years.  And at the time line was
a major feature of portrait and figure drawing. Our
life drawing classes were based on methods
revived during the Renaissance.

Currently what I love is attempting to draw quick
sketches using just line.  I do love line drawings
and have so many heroes in that type
of art.  Here are my sketches from the market today,
which unlike the hospital waiting room, was wild and
quick with people sitting down and dashing through.
to buy produce, go skating, or meet a friend.
I had a tiny sketchbook in my purse, and tried to catch
as much as I could in the snatches of time that people
stayed in one place.
A little preparation, and 
another line drawing of tulips.
And on the Valentine scene, I painted some paper
this gorgeous red, and tried to remember how to
make a string of hearts something else I love.

Have a loving beautiful line day 


Marilyn Flanegan said...

You must have a vast collection of sketchbooks - would love to peruse through them one day.
Sketching is usually a solitary exercise for me and I wish I were as social about the practice as you are.
Oh and I wanted to share that your inspired tulips sketch jumped off your page and onto my friend's table as a lovely bouquet of red tulips. love it when that happens!
Now can you draw a kind man with an endearing sense of humor?
: )

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marilyn,

Thank you very much. I love how you think! A kind man with an endearing sense of humour.
Who would I draw? Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon? You are sweet. Maybe what we need
is affirmations. You know how they work. I think I met you through affirmations. Something
like this -- "I meet a wonderful artist, and she agrees to be on my blog list. I get to see her
magnificent paintings and drawings all the time." It must have gone something like
that don't you think? And here you are! Thank you for all of your super inspiration.


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