Skype Sketch of Sam
Charcoal pencil on bond paper
6 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
Searching through my blog for images of Sam there are
so many. That makes sense. My family were the
natural subjects for so many paintings and sketches, and
still are. He has grown up now, and I was trying to find
a sketch that reflects the happy self confidence he radiates
today. He's enjoying life -- which of course makes everyone
around him happy.
Today is his birthday, and this drawing from seven
years ago captures him in a happy mood -- tired and
enjoying his life -- in school. I drew him via Skype,
which was something I liked to do back
then. Sam now looks much more mature, but the
kindness in his face here captures something
that is essential Sam.
Happy Birthday Sam!