Monday, January 25, 2010

Surgery and healing by art

On January 13th I had surgery that required my staying home for five days straight.  The first day home was a blur; the 2nd day was a bit better though uncomfortable; and by the 3rd day I started getting cabin fever and needed to be up and around or I'd lose my mind.  Medicating myself with a nice little pain pill enabled me to move around and I slowly converted my newly painted dining room into a painting studio so I could paint all day and night.  And paint, paint, paint, I did!  My dining room walls needed a bit of touch-up after a few sessions of paint flinging but this experience pushed me into a whole new series that I'm producing at my gallery downtown. 

Here are a few works from those blurred days of unbridled painting.  The one on the left is called "Sybil's Escape" (see all the faces??) and measures 7.5" x 15.25" done with acrylics and charcoal on 300-lb Arches watercolor paper.  The top right painting is called "Sunset 1" and is a 12" x 12" x .75" canvas; the bottom right painting is called "Sunrise 1" and is 12" x 12" x .75".  of these are painted with acrylic paints.

1 comment:

  1. I really like that Sunset and Sunrise blocking. Very cool!