Monday, January 4, 2021

For the love of drawing

Deep in thought
marker on Canson paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021

In the past week I've had a strong urge to draw -- such a pleasure. I think
in reality I started painting before I started drawing. My parents did not like
children to make messes, and art is definitely messy. So I was four years old
and in kindergarten before my art experience began. And painting was our
kindergarten art activity. I loved the feeling of paint on paper, the lush colours
 – it was like a miracle, and still is.

But drawing started later, and became a strong focus after I went to OCAD. I
started drawing on the edges of textbooks. In high school that’s probably why I wasn’t
good at chemistry, or math. My textbooks were filled with drawings of people at
the beach, or doing anything besides studying.

So I’m back to drawing -- the perfect activity when I’m thinking about what comes
next.



Drawing Before Coffee
Inspired by Liza Hirst's one line portrait
Marker on Canson paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021

Wishing you a confidently creative day.

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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!