Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Last night with my art group -- what a pleasure

Woman in blue
art group sketch
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
A good friend in my art group reassured me that the night
was on.  I was so happy.  I packed up and went out for
the planned hour.  That was all I had.

The model, Alyson, was wonderful -- so much mood
emoted from her, which for me in a fast situation seems
to be the magic.  She had it.   Plus I had fun with the
group listening to good music and seeing people's

Here is the result.  I think if I'd had longer, she might
have resembled a long ago queen.  She had the
dignity and composure I'd associate with such a
character.  Royal.

Have a painting with your friends day.


cohen labelle said...

Hi Barbara, beautiful sketch, she does have an amazing quality. What’s equally amazing is that you were able to capture it in such a short amount of time! Brilliant! Love it!!!!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Marcia,

Yes she did have a wonderful quality. It seems when I go to draw with the group
everything matters. The model, the people, my own attitude. I try to be
quick in figuring out what I'm doing, knowing that Steven is picking me up
in an hour -- and sometimes everything comes together like it did on this night.

You know I love your work.


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