Monday, March 13, 2017

Painting all day -- and drawing with Emily

Sketch of my Niece
Charcoal on Fringe drawing paper
9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
I was working today on a landscape that is coming
along in slow, slow steps.  It will be beautiful -- is
already arresting -- but it may take a few more days,
or even a week until it's cooked.  Does this happen
to you?

This afternoon I was drawing with my son's girlfriend,
Emily.  She loved the little portrait of my niece I
posted and then didn't post the other night, so I will
post it again now. My niece is exceptionally beautiful,
and I didn't think I quite captured her, but as Emily pointed
out a drawing is not just the subject.  I would like to do a
perfect drawing, but I need some tools I don't have to
finish the drawing.  And that will come.

 Man in jacket
Black marker on Fringe drawing paper
9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
Meanwhile I'm also showing you another drawing of
a man I saw out the window of a bookstore on
Saturday when it was below zero.  He intrigued me
with his coffee cup, and shopping bag, and phone.
Maybe he was waiting for someone, but I would
like to do another drawing of this, even perhaps a
little action series.  Those are my thoughts for today.
Random.  The impulse to draw is a bit random,
because we artists want to draw what we see. That
is -- everything.  And I know that's too much.

Have a capturing the random day.

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