28 May 2013 @ 2:25 PM 

         YOU HAVEN’T MISSED ANYTHING…I’VE BEEN PREOCCUPIED WITH OTHER STUFF 

Lincoln NH

Took a road trip from central Florida last October for final observations on my wrist alterations.

First, as readers of this blog might remember, I had a wrist-replacement procedure at NE Baptist Hospital in Boston. Unfortunately it didn’t work out very well, and several months later I had to have all that hardware removed and a temporary fix put in place. Then I returned after the second surgery healed for the final, and originally unwanted, solution…I had my hand/wrist/arm locus permanently fused. The Carpal bones were joined and two Stanley Pins were inserted at my knuckle area, and extended through the Ulna to about mid-arm. I cannot bend my wrist to wave ‘goodbye’ anymore, so don’t leave.  But I can still rotate my wrist to open new doors!

All this has affected the gestures I’ve used in executing my paintings; my right hand has been dominant,  but I am adapting.  Most of my work has been on more detailed scenics;  landscapes and seascapes from my travels in the various RVs in decades past.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I have now sold my Class C Dodge motorhome, and shifted to a smaller shuttle-bus vehicle.  The plan is to utilize this vehicle in moving to show locations, and to do more in-studio painting.  I can take advantage of a more permanent set-up of easels and an array of works-in-progress….I like to work on many things at the same time.  RV living with a rear studio set-up  has always had a drawback (pun intended) ; working ‘on the road’ was the main reason I’ve worked in acrylics on hardboard. Space and drying time have been paramount. Screen Shot 2012-08-15 at 2.37.39 PM

Although I still employ that media and base for my paintings, I can go to larger pieces and broader brushwork as a way of living with the new physical restrictions.

I am currently finishing up all the east coast paintings that have required final strokes. Then I will shift into a spate of Florida subject matter…..something completely different!Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 3.04.58 PM

 


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