Thursday, January 17, 2013

Above Freezing      16" x 20"    o/c

Finally able to get back to painting after five weeks of pneumonia and recovery. ...Rusty, but it feels good to have a brush in my hand again.

Rather than getting back to painting by using a small painting support, I decided to force myself  by using a larger than usual support. Instead of the smaller Masonite panel I went with a sixteen inch by twenty inch canvas..In  hind sight, I think this was punishment for the long lay off. If I learned one thing while painting this piece, it was confirmation that one has to paint "something" most every day just t stay even..
It can be a long fight back after some time off !

My palette for this painting was, ultra marine blue, cerulean blue, cad red lite, alizarin, cad yellow med., yellow ochre, chromium oxide green and titanium white.
I tryed  to stay with the number eight and ten brush,but gave in to the less than important detail.

Good to be back !

'til next...


René PleinAir said...

Do be careful Frank!!

Glad you recovered and back on the road again. sometimes it's not a bad thing to get some distance to you work now and then, but caused by sickness, ... nope that's no good.

You work is vivid as always!!

Bruce Sherman said...

748 arstoccGidday Mate!.... Good to have you back... in more ways than one Loner!

A crisp winter 16x20 incher!... Now that's like the "good ol' days"! Catch up with you soon!

Glad that you're on the mend... Friend!

Happy Trails!
Bruce (Tonto)

Keith Tilley said...

I'm glad you've recovered OK. That must have been a tough time.

Judging by this you should be quickly back on track.

Frank A. said...

Howdy, Rene..Great to hear from you.
Thank you very much for your concern for my health. Yes, it certainly was a time for 'reflection'.
I am feeling much better now and slowly "crawing" back to painting.
Thank you for your complimentary comment.
I see that you are still stacking up the work. Looking great !

Good to be back !

Frank A. said..., Thanks for the comment.

Hey, just have to finish off the "puffers' and I'm back on the trail.

F.A.E. (The Loner)

Frank A. said...

Keith Tilley..

So nice to hear from you, Keith. Your comment certainly is an "upper".

I love it that you are still pumpin' out those beautiful pieces. Great 'stuff' !

Thank you for your concern