Monday, August 31, 2020

More on a coffee theme

 The morning begins
Black marker on watercolour paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

Today I gave the breakfast tray arrangement in our hotel room another
try.  There were peaches in the tiny dish of chopped up fruit.  I love the
 look of the coffee carafe.  It reminds me of the birds we love — geese, 
ducks and seagulls.  But those birds can’t make coffee — well at least 
not the ones we see regularly at the park we love in Toronto.

We took a drive out along the Ottawa river, today, and enjoyed a long walk on a
 beautiful trail beside the river.  Just magnificent.  I might touch this 
drawing up when I get home to Toronto. Today I thought I’d try and intensify
the black 
of the coffee carafe’s beak.  I used my eye makeup brush, and some water
In a cup.  It didn’t blur the ink the way I hoped it would, and I did not have 
other supplied with me.

Not perfect, but it is something for my memory of this special, and very 
strange vacation in COVID 19. People have been so kind — all behind 
the mask.  

I hope you had a lovely day.  We did.


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