Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Thinking about Botticelli -- carry on Inktober

Drawing of Botticelli's Madonna of the Veil
black marker on paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
Today was a great day for painting.  I got clearer on
where I'm going with the piece I'm working on, and
that felt wonderful.  It is not ready to go public, so
I turned to my very old friend Botticelli, and
did a drawing of his Madonna of the Veil.

The drawing in no way reflects how amazing the
painting is. I love how Botticelli creates such
beautiful halos, and that they slide over the rest of
the world, taking precedence.  Still I had fun doing
the drawing, and I think the care required working
with ink, is making painting seem relatively easy.

Have an enjoying learning day.


Liza Hirst said...

Dear Barbara, your drawings are always brilliant!!! Another beauty. Have a lovely day!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Liza,

You make my day. It seems so bold -- crazy almost to try and draw a Botticelli
painting. But I love his work, and I feel like I learn so much just trying to draw
what he did. He was so amazing.

And you are amazing. I love your work too.


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