Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saturday surprises -- art bin finds

Boy in a red tie on a starry night
watercolour quick study
watercolour on Arches watercolour paper
10 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
It's been a good day.  Saturday is frequently my favourite
day.  We go to the market and see the wonderful farmer
who we buy our eggs, lettuce and delicious quiches from.
He is delightfully funny -- so the day starts out a treat.

Our son Sam and his girlfriend, Emily, dropped in with delicious
scones to share with us.  After they left I kept working
on a large painting.

And tonight I went into a basement storage room, and started
looking through bins to discover this sweet portrait of my
son Christopher which I did from an older reference photo eight
years ago.  I love the simplicity of it, and how touchingly
vulnerable he looks.  His expression indicates he sat for me
because it was clearly another case of his Mother (me) needing
 a model.

Thank you Christopher, and thank you Sam for all of the
times you've allowed me to draw and paint you -- a great
pleasure for me.

Have a rediscovering the images you love day.


Laurel Daniel said...

Love, love, love, this one. It is breathtakingly elegant. I love what you chose to put in... xoxox

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Laurel. I feel the same way.

XOXOXOXO Love your work! Barbara

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