Thursday, October 18, 2018

Back to my art group -- a wonderful night!

Michelle -- Art Group Sketch
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
I've been a member of the Don Valley Art Club for
15 years.  One of the best things about that for me
is the portrait and figure drawing evenings held once
a week.  For the past two years a variety of injuries
and teaching assignments have mostly kept me away,
and I was missing it keenly.

So this week I got some help (carrying is not my
strong suit since I broke my arm last winter), and
joined my group again!  Yay!  What a welcome!
And a lovely hour and a half of painting followed.

There is something so inspiring about working
beside other artists whose work you love.  And a
live model is a particularly wonderful treat.
Michelle #2 -- Art Group Sketch
Acrylic on Birch Panel
6 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2018
In this case Michelle was an engaging and lovely
model.  I set up beside Frank Pasian, who always
produces multiples in an evening, and inspired by him
worked on two sketches.  Both make me happy.

Have a working with your art friends day.


Verna Vogel said...

Oh this is really lovely, Barbara. Yes to figure & portrait making! So glad you got a chance to get back into it, and be with your group, and work alongside artists whose work you love. So very good.

Your paintings/sketches are beautiful. A lot of life in there.


Verna Vogel said...

These portraits are stunning! Love that electric blue. Very inspiring xoxoxo

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Verna,

There is something electric in the air when you paint with friends.
I vow to do it more often. My brain clicks into knowing what
to do. I don't know why.


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