Friday, September 3, 2021

Summer sketch

While the oatmeal cooks
Marker on mixed media paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir ©️ 2021

Yesterday as I worked on this rain was coming down hard on the tin roof of our school house.
Today blue skies and sunlight seem miraculous.  I knew when we were planning our
 vacation, which came about very quickly – we had two days to get ready -- that I probably
 wouldn't have time to paint while we were on holiday.

So I decided to simplify my life, and my packing, and bring a sketchbook instead.
I was planning to draw with plain black markers. But in a Winners store in Ottawa
I discovered a package of beautiful coloured markers by Staedtler. 

We arrived in the evening at our school house in Wallace, Nova Scotia, and
were greeted by a lovely bouquet of wildflowers on the table. These were from
my dear friend Paula.

I started drawing them the next morning while my oatmeal was cooking. I loved how
the details of the flowers kept revealing themselves. I think I’m finished. I’ve been
using fine markers, and have rarely drawn with this type of pen in colour before,
and enjoyed them so much.

Have a staying dry and loving your life day. 


Steven said...

Welcome to Wallace. Sure is nice to be here, love your sketch.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Steven,

It sure is! Let's have a great weekend.


Candy said...

Your holiday is off to a lovely start!


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Candy,

It certainly is! Love your work!


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Beautiful drawing❣️❣️❣️❣️And how wonderful to be back to your wonderful place.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

We are rounding the corner on our vacation with the new week. Soon we’re heading back across this
beautiful country. It has been magical.


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