Friday, October 30, 2020

The start of a drawing

Untitled (work in progress)
marker on
Maison de Haute
 Couleurs Charvin paper
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

I started working on a drawing today that has been too complicated for me
to begin. But today talking to my brother I felt relaxed enough to start.
So that’s where it’s at tonight. I  began to understand the very sharp contrast
that I’m working on from a tiny photo from years ago. 

And this is how far I got. There was so much going on today that I didn’t
have more time to work on it. That happens sometimes. Wishing you a
wonderful weekend, and a very happy, if somewhat constrained Halloween.

Well here in Toronto children are not supposed to go Trick or Treating from house
to house like they always do.  Which is what Halloween is about.

Happy Halloween anyway.  Every house is decorated to the max to make
the children happy. I admire that spirit in my neighbours. 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Love seeing how you start a drawing, it does look complicated and I thunk it must be a very sweet reference ❤️❤️❤️

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Thank you so much. It is a sweet, but very small, and hard to read reference.
I have to be in the right move to do anything in art. And that will take a lot of
thought and light to finish.

Love your work.


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