Monday, October 19, 2020

From a year ago


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black marker on paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

I worked on an Inktober drawing of a baby today, and it didn't turn 
out.  I'll work on it again and get it.  I might just have been tired
from close marking all weekend. I'm thinking of doing a series of
paintings of babies -- which will be a challenge, because even though
they look like rosebuds -- brand new, beautiful and perfect -- that
perfection is not simple to 

Why do I want to do paintings or drawings of babies?  One reason is
that some people I know and love, including one of my former models,
and someone who used to work helping me in the studio -- have had
adorable babies. 
Plus these babies are a relief from the news -- the hard times we're living
through, and the brutality people are wreaking on one another.  They
are innocent, and everything is possible with them.  I love that innocence,
and have loved babies since I was able to walk. 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

What a beautiful expression you have captured with this drawing ❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn. I am a major fan of your drawings.


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