Saturday, September 4, 2021

The pleasure of drawing

Drawing on the road
Marker on drawing paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2021
My husband Steven and I had a brief window for a vacation, before
his work gets heavy again, and I begin to teach my class one night a
week. So we jumped at it.  Now we are out in Nova Scotia -- one of the
most beautiful places in the world. People are very careful here about
COVID-19, which is why the province is keeping levels very low.

As I photograph everything in hopeful anticipation of references for
future paintings, my top priority is Steven.  We are staying at a motel
In Smiths Cove tonight, that has a small deck looking out onto the
Bay of Fundy.  Spectacular views of the sunset, and the Big
Dipper over the water tonight.  In the distance a concert is wafting
over the water.  So we danced together under the stars for a few minutes

With my focus on our time together, I am drawing when I get a chance.  
Here is a sketch of a beautiful woman. It is super close up, and could of 
course use more work.

Have a drawing whenever you can day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I can picture you dancing and see a painting in my minds eye. 😀❣️❣️❣️❣️ Beautiful drawing.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

It was so beautiful there!

Love your work!

Jennifer Rose said...

I spent just under a week in Nova Scotia (x=cant remember exactly where tho, it was almost 20 years ago lol)
loved it there tho and I will always remember a seal hopping up right near the boat looking for the clams we had just pulled up lol
would love to go back one day

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Jennifer Rose,

One great thing about Nova Scotia is that there is still so
much wildlife there. If we walk out behind our property
to the edge of the tidal river, there are seals lying
on the sandbanks. So wonderful. I hope you get back to Nova Scotia.
Love your work.


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