Sunday, 12 August 2012

Hard Times

This week has been hard as my arthritis has been a hindrance, but I have plodded on.... in the end it has been very productive.
I've managed three paintings, all in oil this week, something I haven't managed for ages. They are very loose in style. (the arthritis in my hands could be seen as a blessing as it stopped me from getting into detail!)

My breakout last week has produced a much freer style. The painting above is me, first thing in the morning! The one below was a quickie as I wanted something calming and suitable for the scripture I rely on when things are tough.
The third painting is in my last post.

Also, I managed to complete some illustration and do my first post on Women of the Bible series – The Serpent Lies. That was in coloured pencil and I enjoyed every moment.

Just shows you can achieve much more than you think with the help of the Lord! Thanks for stopping by, and blessings for the coming week all of you, and have happy creative adventures.

Linked with Sunday Sketches

14 comments:

  1. You made THREE paintings in a week? With arthritis as a distraction? Wow that's pretty amazing. Someone else might have thrown down the brushes in frustration. But it's interesting how you've also managed to see it as a positive thing because it liberated your regular painting style to some degree.

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  2. Brava to you and all your creative works ~ Love this painting ~ it works ~ You have a marvelous attitude and it is all in the attitude and faith ~ lots of healing hugs to you ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. Oh wow, I love these. It's funny how God works. I'm so glad you were able to find a way to paint in spite of your arthritis. They are beautiful!

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  4. beautiful sketches, so sorry about the arthritis.

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  5. I knew immediately that the gal in the top painting was a kin to the woman I met yesterday in that post. Love those blues and greens mixed together. Sorry about the artritis...all the women on my moms side had it (grandmother, mom, her two sisters my aunts) somehow I got skipped, so glad. Glad your spiriual life helps you as it does.
    I like this loose style of painting. They are very evocative.

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  6. I am sorry for your arthritis, yet how wonderful that is is inspiring you in a new way that you are enjoying. wonderful to see your paintings!

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  7. I'm sorry you have such a painful problem, but your art is flourishing! I love the verse you wrote today...just what I needed for my stressful week ahead of me! blessings to you!

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  8. I'm sorry you are in pain, but hopefully the joy of making art has made you feel better.

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  9. Sorry about your arthritis but the first painting is fabulous! I love the colors. I actually spent a few minutes staring at it because at first it has a bit of a sad feel especially with the words "Hard Times," but as I look at it longer I think the colors and movement in the brush strokes make it feel hopeful and even happy. Wow...I don't usually go so "deep" with my comments...but your painting is lovely.

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  10. Hoping your arthritis is feeling better soon...blessings and prayers for you! Really like your "first thing in the morning" painting. The colors are wonderful! xoxo

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  11. You are AMAZING!!!
    I SO wish I had that talent!

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  12. Three paintings in a week is awesome... and with an arthritis flare... wow... hope the pain settles down for you this week...xx

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  13. Hello
    Sorry to hear about the arthritis, i can understand what you are going through. I have a cyst in my writst...that flares up and it can be super painful!
    but, you did some great work despite the fact of it! good for you - i like the colors too - the blues and greens are so vibrant!

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  14. wow-- i'm impressed with how much you've gotten accomplished-- especially if you're not feeling well.

    your paintings are lovely. i love the blues and greens together!

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