Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Catching Up

"Pitcher and Rose"
5 x 7" pastel on sanded paper

Getting back to a little painting, some in oil and some in pastel.

We've had a life-changing month. On March 4th, my husband went to the doctor for some really troublesome symptoms.  Since then he's been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, been in the hospital for five days, and gone through round one of chemo. 

I've had days where I didn't think I could ever paint again, and days where I have longed to paint for my mental health.  Like everything else, in those two extremes are the reality - I will paint when I can.

"Couple of Cherries"
5 x 5" oil on Gessobord


Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Hi Cindy - I'm sorry to hear of your husband's illness. I hope he make it through the chemo OK. Art really can be therapeutic - I hope you'll find the time and motivation to keep it up.

Great job on the color and texture of your jug!

Rebecca Prough said...

All my best wishes to you and your husband. I am glad you are still able to paint a little, and please know that many people get a lot of enjoyment from seeing your paintings! :)