Saturday, March 4, 2017

Hooked on you -- and the man again

A man
Line drawing -- black marker on bond paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
Barbara Muir © 
Whoeee -- it is the coldest it's been all winter here and
everyone is in shock.  That feeling goes along with the
strange feeling of having to go out and buy sunscreen
because it was eye-blindingly sunny today. We all
feel a bit like we've been smothering under a grey
blanket for all of January and February (but it was
warmer under there) and all of a sudden -- brilliant
light!  We love it, but we're unprepared.

So it has been the kind of day a Saturday should be --
super busy with market shopping, and then having
dinner with friends.  I am still working on larger
paintings, but I wanted to blog all the same.  

Plus I decided tonight that I have not said enough about
how much I appreciate what Stephen Colbert has
continued to do opening his show, to lighten my
mood on the depressing state of the world -- 
especially the one he has to wake up to and present
as comedy  (a tragi-comedy of errors) every week 

I like the loose quality of this sketch from the year 
I was on the Oprah Winfrey show Skype sketching her.  
And I know my underlying reason for drawing Colbert 
so many times, aside from the fact that I could freeze frame 
his show on my iMac and draw gestures -- was that I wanted
to be invited to be on his program too  -- The Stephen Colbert
show.  Now I enjoy watching him on The Late Show,
and am more than content to simply enjoy his superb

Have an enjoying-humour-in-your-life day. 


verna vogel said...

Hi Barbara, this is a really super sketch! I love the economy - and precision - of your lines here. Doesn't matter if you didn't get on his show, it's a great drawing.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

Thank you. The truth is I know I would just be kind of flabbergasted and tongue tied,
so it's much better to see him from afar, and just enjoy his humour. Soooo good.


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