Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Tulips and some sweet phonecalls

Tulips in a Victorian coffee pot
black marker, and acrylic ink and pen
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

It was so nice today to take a break from marking to
talk to some friends on the phone, while I tried to
make this little drawing of tulips turn into a watercolour

A few years ago I subscribed to a neat art supply
company that sent out a new box of cool things
to draw and paint with every month.  One thing
I'd never tried was this black marker.  So when I
bought tulips a few days ago, I drew them.

Today I found out something.  And that's what we
artists are supposed to do.  When I applied water
and my gorgeous acrylic inks to the drawing
the black marker ran.  As in the black seeped
into the colour and voila.

I persisted using acrylic pens to try and make the
leaky marks recede.  And this is the result.
In this crazy time -- producing something --
still feels good.

Have a making something 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!