Friday, January 31, 2020

A tiny joyous discovery -- and art that inspires

Summer exuberance
Watercolour, acrylic ink, black marker
on watercolour paper
4 x 6 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
A friend and I met at the Art Gallery of Ontario yesterday --
our large, beautiful, public gallery.  We wandered through a
few shows, marvelling at works we've long admired, and
some we'd never seen.  Things had been moved around since
I visited last, and some of the galleries painted in fresh
new colours.  It made me realize how important background
colour is to how the art impacts me.

But I meant to tell you about something else.  I found a little drawing
today on watercolour paper, that is supposed to be turned into
postcards.  You'd have to be a million times faster at painting than
me to be able to whip off postcard paintings when you were
on holiday, and casually send them to all your friends.  Still
I was captured by the size today when I'm working on a
huge drawing, and had some fun using watercolours and
acrylic ink, to make it more dramatic.

Have a loving what you do day.


Candy said...

What a sweet little watercolor, Barbara! It makes me happy just looking at it. I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Candy. That makes me happy. I am having a wonderful day,
and you've just made it more wonderful!


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