Monday, October 26, 2020

Today’s drawing

Before the party
Marker on Canson
Mixed Media paper
The 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

I worked today on this drawing of a girl. It’s another Inktober drawing. Pen and
ink isn’t the ideal medium for a child’s portrait -- soft colour is probably
best. But it’s fun to try new things, and during this strange time we live in, we
are trying new things all the time.

Perfection is the enemy of art. I read all the time about people trying to get it right.
And I was trying to get it right in this drawing. But art is often about what didn’t
work, about distortion and interpretation.That doesn’t mean I don’t love perfect art,
I certainly do.

A good friend Laurel Daniels is having an exhibit of what I consider perfect art in
Texas, and if you are nearby and can go to the see the show, I recommend it.
She is amazing.

And for more wonderful art check out the artist Eleanor Lowden's beautiful,
 happy work on display now as part of the One of a Kind online show.

What I like about the portrait of this girl is that she’s happy, and we need all the
 happiness we can get right now. Take care.


Laurel Daniel said...

Happy Inktober!!! You know how I love these!!!! And this girl... oh yes... perfect!! Thank you so much for the shout out about my show! You are too kind sweet friend! I so, so wish you could be here, so we could visit it together!! Sigh! XOXOXOXO

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Laurel,

I'm so glad you like it. I am so dazzled by the beautiful work you've
created in such a hard time. As for getting together -- that will happen
some day, and I pity the people nearby when we can meet, and hug
and exclaim! Yay! Amazing. A lovely thought!


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