Thursday, June 16, 2022

Drawing peonies

Peonies #2
marker on Fabriano paper
8 1/4 x 12 inches 
Barbara Muir © 2022

This was a great day I put my painting of Michael Gibson on
Instagram. I made a few changes first, and I'll show it to you tomorrow.
I had no idea how Michael would feel, and he liked it, and said he
felt honoured. That painting took me almost a year to finish --
partially because it was from a photo I took from a video Michael
showed on Instagram, partially because the pandemic has made me
nervous, and mostly because I so admire Michael's work.

I decided to work on another line drawing of peonies.  I should be
adding the shadows, and may. But it took so long just to get a 
drawing because these are such complex flowers.  So beautiful -- and
so intricate. Drawing live though is such a treat. And the flowers
are near the end. So I am drawing them, and once again I thank
my neighbours to the maximum for these gorgeous beauties.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

This one is more complex than the last. Gorgeous. I will be looking forward to seeing the shading if you do. I try sometimes but seem to ruin my drawing 😂.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

Yes they are another variety. Shading on this would be a big job. The flowers are gone now, but I took a photo. Maybe some day.

Thanks for your support and your beautiful work.


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