Friday, August 24, 2018

Today's sketch, and another day immersed in art

We'll take the river road
coloured pencil, watercolour pencil
and brush marker
on Canson paper
8.5 x 5.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018

The lucky thing about being an artist, is that you get to meet
an artistic community wherever you go.  Thursday evening
we were treated to dinner with the wonderful artist Norene
Smiley and her husband Greg. Here we are sitting in a school
house essentially on an acre just above the bog on the Wallace
River -- you might think not the height of the art world,
but you would be wrong.  Only a short distance away
are amazing artists.

Norene advised us to check out Louise Cloutier's show in
Oxford, and we did after having dinner with the folk
artist, Marilyn Fancey.  Louise has a spectacular solo
show on now, and her partner Richard wrote powerful
poetry to accompany each incredible work of art.

Today I'm showing you a drawing I'm working on -- probably
 finished because I don't have brushes here -- and it's not watercolour
paper, so I'm painting with the watercolour pencil crayons with
a rolled up piece of paper towel, and my finger.  This
can rough the paper up enough that it finally says stop.
We may be at that stage.  I enjoyed thinking about the
feeling of clouds along the river in New Brunswick,
and I may do more tomorrow.

Have a loving what you do day.


laura said...

Your art really brightens my day!

cohen labelle said...

Hi Barbara,
This is so beautiful!

Xo, Marcia

Verna Vogel said...

Love Love Love


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thank you so much. Our Internet was erratic at best in Nova Scotia. What a delight to come home and find your comment. I so love your work!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. I miss you! Talk soon.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Verna,

I'm so delighted that you like it.


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