Thursday, April 27, 2023

Planning and playing

Spring profile sketch
marker on notebook paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2023 

People who aren't artists (I think everyone is an artist--but I mean
people who don't make art), think that the process is straightforward --
you're an artist, so you make art.  Yes. In part that's true, but like
all other types of work, in art there is background work, planning,
thinking -- and the actual making of art.

Today I've been researching where I want to go next when this
current complex painting is finished.  If I work on it every day,
I hope I can show it to you next week.

Meanwhile, I'd hoped to make it part of a series, so I've been looking
through my research photos today, to think about what comes next.
Actually, it's been about what comes after my next painting, because
I know what I'm painting next.

For your entertainment I did a joyous portrait sketch. 

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

I love your sketches ❣️ Your new work is sounding very interesting and I agree making art takes such a lot of planning and thinking.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Evelyn,

Thank you. I usually pick pretty straightforward subjects, but this one is
quite detailed.

Love your work.


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