11/05/2006

I'm BACK!



The cast has come off! Now it's physical therapy twice a week. Because of the injury, I don't have full range of motion in my wrist. That is not necessarily a bad thing. While I had my cast on, I discovered that full range of motion is not completely necessary for painting. In fact, the less motion I had, the more interesting my paintings became. I did this quick two hour study of some pomegranates while in the cast. It's not the best and yet I like the spontaneous feel of the brushstrokes.

Although I did several quick paintings both with my cast and with my left hand, the majority of my free time was spent planning out my studio, which is in need of a major overhaul. Hopefully by the end of this year the overhaul will be complete so I can start 2007 with a fresh space that functions in the way that I need it to. I can't wait!

I finished a new painting sans-cast this week. I will post it soon, probably this week - IF work allows...

Thanks for all the nice comments from friends and family about my mishap!

Namaste

6 comments:

Joe M said...

YYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY....it's been too long and even this is a gem, jules...your comment about needing less range of motion is interesting cuz while i was at the art institute i had a painting class where the entire semester we had to paint with a brush on a longish pole/rod...and it was interesting to try and control...i know everyone does something similar somewhere in art school but your post reminded me of that...welcome back!!!

~JM

Alan said...

Welcome back Julie! Great great painting. Glad to hear you got some positivity out of your injury.

Kevin Barber said...

Geez Jules,...this is stellar !!! Re -break your arm,...i want to see more like this. Very Seargent esque. Love it !!

kevin said...

Hey Julie - back with brush in hand I see and paintin' pomegranates. Good for you. Now try not kickboxing so much!! Or kick more and less hand fighting.

kevin said...

Hey Julie - back with brush in hand I see and paintin' pomegranates. Good for you. Now try not kickboxing so much!! Or kick more and less hand fighting.

Jen said...

Glad to hear your arm is free!