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Friday, July 2, 2010

sunflower

June has been a lousy month as far as my painting is concerned! Only one post in entire month- that's pathetic, I know! Reasons have been many..most prominent being my health. I had developed a nagging pain in my right arm and when I went to see a doc ( after ignoring it for more than two weeks) he told me I had ' Tennis Elbow'! -Never played a game of tennis in my life, ha ha! May be I bumped my elbow somewhere...(I have a poor balance- keep bumping into things :D ) Well , it was quite painful and the doc advised me to rest the hand as much as I could; not to put strain on wrist or elbow.But it was my right hand, remember? I had to do the housework-cooking and cleaning! So the painting and typing took a backseat in the days to come.
Feeling a bit better today, I spent a good hour posting comments on my friends' blogs and so far I've covered only half on my list! Meanwhile, this sunflower was my attempt at negative painting..posting it as it is, would have to see when I finish it!

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting Arti,waitin to see the finished one.take care of your health..:)

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  2. Glad to see you are able to be back at work. Love the sunflower. Do take care of your housework elbow so you can get back to creating more regularly!

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  3. Oh yes, it's panful !!I hope you are better now and you will finish your painting soon - it's beautiful !!
    bisous de france dear Arti

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  4. Arti, I'm happy to see that you are back again, hope you are better now (thanks vor visiting my blog). Even if not yet finished, your sunflower is beautiful. Take care!! Ciao!

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  5. I love the sunflower! I don't know the term "negative painting" but I love how the lower leaves and stem are not as vibrant as the yellow petals above. It's very artistic! Gald your elbow is healing. I have a nagging pain in the shoulder from a fall I took a month ago. So I know what you're going through. I guess we heal more slowly as we get older, unfortunately!

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  6. Recognized the negative painting techniques in the leaves immediately, Arti. The sunflower too is quite gorgeous and lush. Well done! I do hope and pray that you are feeling better each day and that you don't have to deal with this issue for the long term!

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  7. It is coming out beautifully, Arti. Sorry to hear you are having tendinitis of the elbow. I had surgery on both wrists last year and they will never be as good as new. I still have lots of pain and weakness in them, too. I understand everything you are going through. Keeping good thoughts for improvement of your elbow.

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  8. Like the painting, especially the hints of what is to come. Glad you are doing better, missed you a lot.

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  9. The most important thing is that you are better, take care of you!
    Anyway, I appreciate the sunflower painting :)
    Ciao!

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  10. Your recent paintings are remarkable! If you hadnt mentioned, wouldnt have known about your hand. Try to give it as much rest as possible.

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  11. tennis elbow- so you are in same leauge of Sachin tendulkar :) he had tennis elbow too.
    Painting looks almost finished , please don't overdo it

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  12. Pretty sunflower painting. Take care of that tennis elbow. Hope it's better soon.

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  13. Very neat work Arti! I love it as it is with the white spaces left as they for the green leaves, also the orange glaze is lovely!

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  14. To not have the use of your hand is awful Arti! Get it rested and fixed up and you'll be back to the easel in no time. Love this beautiful sunflower - those negative spaces are incredible, it almost seems a shame to put anything in them!

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  15. Love the sunflower! Sorry about the elbow, tho - glad you are on the mend now!

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  16. Oh Arti I'm so sorry about your arm! That's awful! Hope you get feeling better real soon :)

    ANd I love this sunflower, so beautiful. Lovely direction and colors. Very dynamic.

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  17. Than you, Anudeepa, Elizabeth and Marty. I would love to create a new piece everyday, but that is not happening!lets hope things get better soon.

    Thank you, Tito..nice to see you here again:)

    Katerine, 'negative painting' simply means painting the area around the actual subject to enhance it.(Although i have put some colors in sunflower!)Like I haven't painted the leaves- but the background around each of them...Glad yu liked it!

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  18. Thank you Sherry, its really frustrating- not to be fit enough to paint!So I do hope I get better soon:)

    Thank you very much , Tony..missed you too!Thank you Giada, Prabha nd Padmaja..

    Ajay, that's what my husband said when the doctor told me I had tennis elbow!Sachin has made this very popular:)Amd yes, I will take your advise and leave the painting as it is. I also like the white spaces actually!

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  19. Thank you Michelle, Deb,Liz and Crystal.I am so glad I have friends like you all.Thanks a lot for all the support.I hope to back on track real soon.

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