Hi everybody. So, this winter has been a bit of a struggle for me trying to get as much work done as I had hoped. Back at the beginning of winter I hurt my hand pretty badly. I actually thought I had broken it, but it turned out to be a ‘traumatic tendon injury’, if I’m remembering the doctors words correctly. Traumatic tendon injuries apparently take a lot longer to heal than a brake. It’s been taking forever! Honestly, it’s been pretty frustrating. Aside from being woken up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain and having my hand feel like it’s going to sleep I’ve still been able to do most normal day to day things as usual. However, it hasn’t been so good as to keep me painting. I haven’t been able to paint much at all.
Thankfully, it is finally healed enough for that to change, thank God! I feel like the engine has been running all this time and I haven’t been able to go anywhere. Really glad to be getting back to some of these projects here in the studio. I’m about 1/3 of the way through a stack of panels I’ve been making for upcoming works which includes a lot of smaller panels. This summer I will have a piece in The Algonquin Art Centre exhibition and I still have to fill the studio for the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour in the fall, not to mention a list of other projects still to get through.
Getting things moving along here is feeling pretty good. Especially preparing these panels. I get excited moving forward with new work and thinking about the next phase of my journey. Still have a few paintings to finish up and get framed. I’ve been thinking about getting this study framed as well, a copy of a Charles Bargue painting.
So that’s a little about what’s been happening. I’ll be sharing more soon.
Study of The Turkish Sentinel by Charles Bargue