Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Month of love -- inking it in

Play Tulips for Flora
Acrylic Ink, and acrylic pen sketch
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
Today actually was a Snowmageddon and schools closed in
Toronto for the second time in 8 days!  Wow.  I trudged through
the snow to a meeting and back, which was actually fun.

I dedicate tonight's play time sketch of tulips to Flora Doehler
who taught me to use Acrylic Ink.  She didn't really teach
me, as you can see.  I have a long way to go.  But she inspired
me, because her work with ink was exactly what we need
in a dense snowfall.  Brilliant colour, and sheer beauty.

Flora is one of the artists who has changed my life, over and
over.  She wanted me to start this blog, at least a year before
 I actually did, and she is always trying new things. I love that.
Thinking of her so far away in Nova Scotia in this the month
of love!

We are very different.  She lives in the country, I'm a
city girl.  She and her husband Larry Knox, grow their own
vegetables, and freeze and can their food for the winter.
Plus both are amazing cooks.  I am not a cook, and garden
as simply as possible.  But we connect massively on art.
Plus Flora and Larry are two of the kindest, funniest, most
supportive people I know.  And we love spending time with

Have a loving your experimental friends day.


Verna Vogel said...

I am loving your Month of Love, Barbara!


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Verna,

I so love your work. Happy Valentine's Day


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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!