Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Working on painting -- back in the spirit

 Bouquet again
Marker on Fabriano
drawing paper
8 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2022

Many artists talk about the hit they've experienced in their art
practice because of COVID.  I just got a letter from a wonderful
artist in Texas, and as brilliant as she is whenever she paints, she
is finding it hard to get her full painting energy back.

So I am happy to be painting, and to be energized by prospective
shows -- virtual, and in person (masked -- yes). Today I'm showing
you a drawing I did of a lovely bouquet I bought from the market
farmer, we buy eggs and quiche from every Saturday. He picked
these from his garden, and they are so intensely varied, and
vigorous, I had to try and capture some of the spirit they exude.
This is my second drawing of the bouquet, and so much changes
every day.

I know I should have done a drawing in colour, but I wanted to get
back to my larger painting, and I was excited by the line drawing 

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I love your drawings❣️❣️❣️❣️This is amazing with all the complex flowers.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

It was exciting watching the bouquet progress. Some flowers
died off, but one that I thought would never live is now like
a small branch covered with pink flowers. Nature is so amazing.


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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!