Wednesday, February 4, 2015

watercolors on fabriano mediovalis paper, 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

a few weeks ago i fell off of a log while crossing the creek and fractured the humerus on my right arm.  the good thing is that you don't have to have a cast for this kind of fracture, the not good thing is that you still can't use your arm!    but i'm really, really grateful for no cast and only a fracture;  also that i'm completely off of dish washing duty for a while.

i've kept painting,  sometimes with my left hand (above), and sometimes with my right, which i can do if i keep the paper close to my body.  i have to use my left hand to rinse the brush and pick up more paint, though, so it's not a speedy process.

watercolors on fabriano mediovalis paper, 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

this is one of the last paintings i did before i hurt my  arm.   i  will surely be glad to get back to painting these small, precise paintings!   i marvel at it now!

little by little it gets easier to type, so i'll be back to leaving my words at your places soon.  the main reason for this post is to tell you that...

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“Art is, after all, only a trace — like a footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness.”

~ Robert Henri (via tumblr)