Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The urge to draw -- missing the social occasions

Steven and our student, Sam 
at the GoldenThai restaurant
black marker on bond paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
This drawing was done while we ate dinner just before Sam
went back to school at the University of Windsor.  Looking at
it tonight I thought about how nice it was to sit in a restaurant,
get out my sketchbook, and draw whatever I saw. 

And I thought about how sorry I am that my students can't be in
a classroom with each other, and enjoy the humour and excitement,
that is part of any classroom dynamic.  Zoom is a wonderful 
help in this strange time, because we can meet and share ideas.
But it's not the same.

Sam was drinking a beer, and his hand was blurry. Steven looks
like he might be looking at the bill.  I love the few details
in the background -- the couple and the chandelier.  It will be
so nice when we can enjoy this kind of time again.  Sam is all
grown up, finished university and working.  And we would
really enjoy having dinner with our family as soon as that is a

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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
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