Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Blue Bowl: The first in the series of a work a day for 90 days.

This is day 1 of 90 days of creating a work of art.  It may not always be a painting - it may be a drawing, a sketch, colored pencil, watercolor or even oil.

This watercolor pencil painting is 4" x 6" and is a postcard that I have created for the SWAP website where we are sending hand painted postcards to 24 different members during the year.  It is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper with Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils - my favorite brand.
When I designed this card, I was more interested in design and shapes than in realism so as you look at this, think "shapes"!

My news for this week is that my surgery for spinal stenosis has been cancelled at least for 3 months because there is some concern about the blood clots I had in my left lung in September.  I can respect the doctors decision and will make the best of a bad situation - go to therapy and take pain pills!

1 comment:

RH Carpenter said...

I know you're disappointed in the surgery postponement but I also know how strong you are and you will get through this delay. Just look at this lovely postcard painting - the colors and shapes are wonderful and I like the angle on the table - although the lemon looks a bit lonely :)