Sunday, April 9, 2017

Fast sketch of the Worp

Trees at the Worp -- fast sketch
Pastel, oil pastel, coloured pencil on
Maison Haute Couleurs Charvin Paper
7 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
I was super moved my some photo reference I found
today of the Worp nature reserve near my friend Miranda
in the Netherlands so I did a fast sketch.

I used pastel (and I think they were mine at art school --
so are very old and dry), oil pastel and coloured pencil.
I was breaking probably every rule and rediscovering why I
like paint.

But I had a lot of fun, and heightened my incredible
admiration for pastel artists like my friend Marcia

Have a trying what you don't normally use day.


cohen labelle said...

Hi Muir, this rendering of the Worp is both delightful and scintillating as is the artist, herself!!! ❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

You are sweet. It is not quite up to scratch. The photo is incredibly beautiful, and I might be able to
do it justice with hours and hours of paint. But paint is not happening tonight.
and I was inspired by you. But my pastels were as hard as rocks, and almost as big! Funny.
I will put the link to you in tomorrow. I so love your work.


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