Sunday, April 24, 2022

The background work

Mystery woman
marker on notebook paper    
5.5 x 8.5
Barbara Muir © 2016

Behind the work of creating art is the background work of
deciding what to create, buying supplies, making the work,
filing the receipts for everything you spend money on, and
so on.  It was a background work weekend.

I really wanted time to draw, but it didn't happen.  And 
sometimes coincidence is magic, because I picked up a
notebook and carried it downstairs, thinking,"I'll
draw tomorrow,"and found this sketch that I like.  I 
think it was prep for a painting. The painting didn't 
happen (yet), the drawing did.

Have an enjoying every part of your work day. 


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I am always inspired by your portrait drawings. I love your drawing technique. I hope you do make a painting using this one day.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Who knows where things will go. As soon as I'm finished my current
work, I think I may go to landscape for awhile. Love your work.


Jennifer Rose said...

ugh yeah those days can be boring lol but needed to keep creating

Barbara Muir said...

Yes Jennifer Rose,

Tax time, organization time. For sure not my favourite.

Love your work.


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