Friday, September 4, 2020

The delights of drawing from life


Art Group Sketch
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

One of the things I miss most about my life before Covid was going to paint
with my art group, from a live model on Tuesday nights. The model in this
painting sketch was wonderful. She had a delightfully calm expression,
and held the pose for the entire 25 minutes of the sitting which is hard, and
something few models can achieve.

I painted this during the short three sessions of 25 minute settings at the DVAC
studio. I walk by it every day, as it hangs in my husband's office and I always feel
happy looking at it.

It’s the Labour Day long weekend in Canada, and normal life such as it is now,
begins next week. I’ve had a month off and it has been wonderful, but I’m
looking forward to going back to work both doing my painting, and perhaps
some teaching. And I’ve been asked if I’d like to start doing podcasts.
I might do that too. I’m hoping that you are looking forward to the fall season
as much as I am. Let’s conquer this nasty virus. and get an excellent vaccine. 
Have a wonderful weekend.

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