Sunday, September 13, 2020

A drawing in the works

Untitled (work in progress)
iPad drawing
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

I started this little drawing a while ago. I love drawing on my old iPad.
But I've noticed that it's a little more complicated on my newer one.

I think everyone else gets it easily, and transitions smoothly, but I find the new
system more difficult to use, unnecessarily complicated. Plus the colours are
not as clear or bright. Still I am determined to learn.  And I’m quite happy
with how this is turning out. 

Nasturtiums in a blue glass jar look particularly fabulous.
They are one of my favourite flowers to draw. I can never achieve
the brilliance, or beauty of the actual flower. That’s one of the
challenges of art -- to try and get close to what nature does so perfectly.

I do love the luminous quality of drawing on the iPad, and I love what it gives
to the blue of the glass -- even perhaps to the flowers -- but I'd like them much

This time with all its restrictions seems so rich in learning. I think that's one
benefit of all of the cut offs from regular activities, from people we love to see.
We have time to, and are actually forced to learn new skills.

Have a loving what you do day.


Candy said...

Hi, Barbara! This looks like fun! I haven't seen nasturtiums in person since I was in Wisconsin. I love them, too. I saw your video in the previous post. Great job!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Candy,

They are one of my favourite flowers. We usually buy the plants, but this
year we grew them from seed, and started late, so we are just starting
to enjoy them, and it's getting cold. Fingers crossed that we have another


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