LINDA S. GUNNWhere have I been lately?
I've been forced to spend time outside my studio after having been surgically transformed into a “bionic artist”, resulting in the need to just rest while I adjust to my new, semi-mechanical, physical form.
While still a far cry from Transformerhood, I am, nevertheless, partly metal now with three titanium “boxes”, heaped atop one another, (my new vertebrae) and a set of hefty screws to keep them there. Another two of my rogue spinal links, just about shot anyway, have been rebuilt and are currently held together with who knows what for construction material (Gorilla Glue?).
Anyway, the upshot was a four month hiatus from creating any artwork or, for that matter, the painful experience of even visiting my studio where desires arise.
Recently back to the easel, albeit still stiff with all the hardware still settling into position, I am feeling better with every passing day (physically and psychologically) and producing work at last.
Now that my strength is returning I’ve been venturing out on Saturdays to take part in a portrait painting workshop at a local park. Drawing and painting from life is a skill I developed in my teens and continue to enjoy. I’m looking forward to a healthy Spring of 2020 when I can once again team up with the Laguna Plein Air Painters of America, LAPA. I will be drawing and painting life on the outdoor stage. For now I’m satisfied to paint from reference material in my studio.
I hope you will stop by this gallery every so often. Send me a quick note if you would. Feedback is welcome.