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« on: February 16, 2013 07:31:53 AM »

This is my most recent finished piece.  I started it before I become very ill and physically disabled (I don't care to get into all the details of my health).  I didn't know if I'd ever be able to do any artwork again because of the physical challenges.  It's been a slow process, but my health has improved a bit.  I am able to do some painting now (on "good" days) , though it's a slow process as I am limited to how much I can do in a day and I have to stop frequently to lie down.  Even though I'm not able to put in the long hours of painting I did in the past I am thrilled to be able to paint again.  Anyway...this painting I started before I became too ill to paint.  I never knew if it would get finished or if I'd paint again at all.  Normally there's a sort of "high" that goes with finishing a piece, but this one was extra special.  It felt like a sort of victory...a triumph over illness/disability.  I'm happy to report that I've started another painting.  It will be my first painting done from start to finish since become ill. It will also be a special one.  Smiley  Thanks for looking!!

(forgive my poor photography skills!  this piece is very bright in real life and the colors are very rich)

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013 07:55:51 AM »

What fun colors!  And I'm glad you're still able to do what you love to to!

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013 08:11:20 AM »

It came out great!

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013 12:05:43 PM »

I love the bright colours. It is a super picture. Solid and full of life
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013 07:16:57 PM »

BAM! Neon orca!

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013 10:18:49 AM »

How cheerful, this brings a smile to my face.  So glad you were able to finish it.

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013 08:17:31 AM »

Thanks everyone!  (I got a kick out of the "Bam! Neon Orca!" comment!)   It feels great to be making art again!!

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013 08:19:38 AM »

Love it!  Especially the colors!
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013 08:16:16 AM »

What a great subject for your comeback painting! He looks both happy and triumphant. Great job!

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2013 09:58:00 AM »

Beautiful in so many ways. 

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