Tuesday, October 27, 2020

My best Inktober -- wasn’t

You can't keep a good man down
Acrylic ink and acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

I learned a lot last year doing the Inktober sketches. In fact when the
Heliconian Club, one of the art clubs I belong to, had a figure drawing exhibition,
I decided to do a very large Inktober drawing

The people at my favourite DeSerres art supplies store helped me to figure out
how to do it, because unlike the Inktober drawings on paper, this one was going
to be huge on canvas and 36 x 48 inches. One challenge was that the canvas
surface is not ideal for drawing with ink. So I learned how to gesso the canvas
until it was even smoother than paper.

I am very happy with the drawing. It's the nicest portrait I’ve ever done of my
husband, who definitely deserves an excellent portrait. 

Have fun creating today. 


Sheila Vaughan said...

A very nice piece of work Barbara and not easy !

laura said...

This is really fantastic, Barbara. I love it. Can't stop looking at it!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Sheila -- unwieldy because of the size,
but I so enjoyed drawing this. Love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Laura,

You've made me so happy. I love your work. I hope you are well, and
safe, and creating like crazy.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Wow - such a brilliant work of art. It sounds like an amazing project. I do recall seeing your post last time. ❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

This was a fun piece to create. And it makes me happy, because
it actually looks like my husband.

Love your work,


Portrait Artist

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!