Monday, April 23, 2012

Working on the Next Show

Blocked in Paintings 

A rainy day here in the Shenandoah Valley.  Rain and more rain.  A soft day as they say in Ireland.  So, I put it to good use blocking in several paintings I want to work on for an upcoming show in September at The Arts Center of Orange.  The show will be an all equine art show, going on while I teach a week long workshop for The American Academy of Equine Art.  Although I have not been able to paint for a while, due to rotator cuff problems, I decided that I had to do something in order not to fall behind.  So, I kept everything VERY LOOSE, and quickly scrubbed in five, yep, five, paintings!  Four were 16"x20", one a square 12"x12" canvas.  The one on my easel, a 16"x20", is a bit less loose, since I had blocked that one in a couple weeks ago, before I had to give my arm a rest.  I have an appointment with an orthopedist to look at my ailing shoulder, and I am going to brace it until then to be able to paint a bit with it.  Yep, my studio is a mess, but let's just consider it a controled catastrophe!

1 comment:

Egretta Wells blog said...

Wow, I can't believe all you accomplished! Especially with the shoulder problems. I once had "artist elbow" (you've heard of tennis elbow). The doctor said to quit painting and I say, "are you crazy?!!"