Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Detailed Pen and Watercolor Painting


"909 Walnut Tower"
pen and ink and watercolor
6" x 8" approx
(not the best photo, but soon I can fix it)

Haven't done anything this symmetrical, detailed or precise in a LONG time.  I was attracted to it by a newspaper photo of the mythological, art deco clay/stone design on the Fidelity National Bank building in KC, Mo. It was fun to use the photo as a reference, enhancing it a little, making it a little bit different. 
I spent many days on it and it filled lots of time. 

I am still waiting to put weight on my ankle. 
Two more weeks, and I can.  Will be starting PT at that time...for 4 - 6 weeks. 
I am doing much better.  Nights can be hard...
lots of muscle spasms and aches from my body not able to be using many
muscles right now, but otherwise,
I feel like I am on the downhill side of this accident/injury. 
When I get to do PT, I will be able to get myself out to the studio, yeah! 

8 comments:

Leann said...

I'm glad things are getting better, and I'm proud of how you are using your time healing. This is amazing!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Leann. It felt really different painting this one. Not at all me, more of "me from a long time ago" - ha.

Kathi Morrison said...

Wonderful art work. Your talent abounds. Glad you're getting along with the ankle. I know the pain and discomfort. Hang in there friend.

Tracy Wall said...

So good to stretch ourselves, isn't it? Keep healing!!

Serena Lewis said...

A lovely piece, Pattie...love your colour choices.

Pattie Wall said...

Yes, this was a bit of a stretch, Tracy. It's the closest I get to a format of art for ideas like 'art journaling', which I dabble in from time to time. It seems like I hardly ever get to the writing part, although I mean to. It's a different genre for sure. Thanks Kathi - I know you know what I am going through. Your comments and encouragement are appreciated.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

It is different from your normal work, but I like what your have done here, Pattie! I am so happy for you that you are coming to the end of this confinement - and that you are going to become mobile. It's been a long, long road to travel, and I admire you for your patience!

Pattie Wall said...

Yes it is Claire. I said to DH on the way back from the dr. yesterday, that I felt like I was coming to the end of this tunnel..he said, he hoped I didn't meet a train. Somehow I think he understands what is still ahead. Ha! I am still building courage to get through the next chapter.