Tuesday 13 March 2018

It's Been a Long Time......

Kangaroo Heaven
 Dec 2016. 
15cm x 15cm (6" x 6") Acrylic with Palette knife

Well, there have been many occasions in the last 19 months that I have intended to begin posting again, but there's been such a barrier to breaking the ice.
It's hard to put into words what I have been through since I last posted so I will just stick with the basics.
I had been back home for a month or two from my trip to the USA when Kevin, my dear husband of 26 years, died suddenly of a massive heart attack. Seven weeks later my lovely dad passed away after a very traumatic two years of suffering with pain and dementia.
My daughters and I have been wonderfully supported by family and friends and we've navigated our way through this new reality as well as anyone could hope for in the situation. We are so lucky to have such amazing people in our lives to help us through the difficult times.

I haven't spent a great deal of time on creative pursuits since August 2016 but I have done a few things here and there. One being to do my very first plein air painting with acrylics while on one of my visits with friends at their holiday place in Yallingup, three hours south of Perth. They have the most beautiful bush outlook which is frequently dotted with mobs of kangaroos.

I don't usually use protective clothing when I paint but I have chosen one of Kevin's shirts as my art smock. 

I painted mainly with a small palette knife.

I hope to get more prolific again with my creative exploits as it's great for the soul.