Yesterday was an amazing day as I was able to get out some acrylic paints and actually push some paint around on paper for the first time in many months. It was an amazing feeling and I was so filled with gratitude to just be able to be doing some sort of artistic expression that involved physical involvement. I only had enough energy to do a small abstract painting but it felt like a huge accomplishment to me.
I was so charged up I couldn't sleep last night and I am exhausted today but I am thinking of giving it another go to see if I can paint a bit more today. I have never like acrylic paint, preferring oils on canvas or dyes on silk but I have to say I really enjoyed the simplicity the acrylics on paper offered me yesterday. Cleaning up was a snap with is important until my energy levels improve more. I don't have a great selection of colors, just a odd assortment of tubes, I am not even sure where they came from but it is enough to play around with.
Here is my first non digital painting in months. Acrylic on 80Lb paper.
"Beneath the Surface"
I just want to take a moment to acknowledge others that are suffering from debilitating inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. I am holding you in my heart and sending you compassion , love and hopes for remission today.