Saturday, March 30, 2013
Lucy...and other news
Oil 12" x 12"
Sold - Commission
I just mailed Lucy off to her home in North Carolina. Lucy is a Miniature Black Angus. I didn't know anything about Miniature Black Angus, so I googled it! Interesting what you learn through painting. Lucy's photo was hanging in my studio for several weeks and during the painting process my husband and I became very attached to her and affectionately started calling the painting "Not For Dinner". We couldn't imagine eating her! She's so cute! How could you commission a painting that would soon become dinner? So, I emailed my husband's niece, whose family raises these, and asked her about this. They use the females for breeding and the males for meat. So, with a life expectancy of 12-25 years, Lucy will be a part of that family for years to come!
Other news....I have hardly posted this past month, because I haven't painted much this past month. I recently had partial knee replacement. I've had knee problems for decades and finally realized that it was time to fix this! The last several weeks I've been recovering, going through at home physical therapy, laying around, watching netflix, hobbling around in a walker, taking naps...everything you do after knee surgery. Painting and standing (or even sitting) in front of my easel just hasn't been possible. I didn't have the physical or mental stamina. Drugs take it out of you, and although I've been thinking that doing some abstract painting might be fun, I wasn't quite ready for drug induced abstract. So, I'm on the mend, doing more each day, and am looking forward to painting again soon!