Friday, February 26, 2021

Drawing for a future painting

Before the wedding (work in progress)
Marker on drawing paper
5.5 x 8.5
Barbara Muir © 2021

On a trip to Ottawa to see relatives before COVID, Steven and I met a group of
women in the lobby of the hotel we were staying in. They were waiting for
a ride to a wedding.

The bride was beautiful, and her two bridesmaids were very excited.
A relative (maybe an older sister) was clearly concerned about the time.
And for a portrait artist, these beautiful women in gorgeous off the
shoulder satin dresses, holding gorgeous bouquets of flowers was
a magical subject.  

I asked if I could photograph them, and they agreed.  I have the 
reference photos I printed when I got back to Toronto, but I need
to find my original photos for better reference on the details when I
do a painting. 

It's wonderful to think about life when travel was easy, and we
could meet people anywhere and have a conversation.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful drawing and beautiful story. Hope the wedding went off well!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Evelyn,

I hope so too. Thank you for your amazing drawings,


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