Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Important Moment

This was a most important moment. Richard Schmid is one of the most important masters in our generation and I am extremely privileged to have met him at his recent opening in NYC.
I am back to my post in the blogosphere after months of skipping. Did you miss me?
I have had quite a trial with my right shoulder. I've been painting with my left hand and have been too embarrassed to share my efforts with you. I saw a doctor last week and he told me that painting caused it; it was frozen though and not torn, thank God. He gave me a massive shot of cortisone and pain medicine, and now I'm trying to paint with my right hand again. It'll be slow and steady but I'm coming back.
Also, during my absence, I wrote an article for American Artist's Workshop magazine, which I'll tell you about in a couple of days. And I have been traveling on painting trips, too: A week in DC for the Portrait Society of America conference, a week in Virginia where I saw family, a week in Louisiana painting bayous and shrimp boats (left-handed), a trip to the coast and 2 trips to Austin. I have learned a lot and painted a lot but I missed you and I'm glad to be back.


  1. I missed you, too! So glad to see you back; and to be graced with all that you have learned in the last months -can't wait to see.....Susan

  2. Hello.
    I have just chanced across your blog via Qiang's. You have beautiful paintings and very interesting notes. But it was the comment about the frozen shoulder that made me write. I used to have one. It lasted about six months, and then it disappeared. Now I occasionally get some pain when I've been working a lot, but it soon goes. It sounds like you are getting better. So good luck!

  3. Thank you for the encouragement, Shirley. I like your work; such interesting architectural treatment and mysterious figures!
    My shoulder is functional but still hurting so I'll just hope for continued improvement over time. I'm glad yours is well~ thanks again.