All of this is typed with one finger on my left hand as I’ve got tennis elbow! As best as I can figure I’ve developed an RSI from drawing on the iPad. It may also have something to do with digging.
So I’ve had to draw with my left hand, I haven’t tried painting yet – I feel as if requires more control – and made these 52 5”x 7” pastel drawings of the garden. I’ve also been drawing daily on the iPad, with my left hand since the 2nd September.
Draw Every Day – SeptemberContinuing to draw every day in September, with the added difficulty of drawing left handed due ...See photo »
Drawing with your wrong hand is a strange activity in that it involves stilling the involuntary spasms that your usual hand makes due to muscle memory and conciously switching the natural action to its mirror image. It feels as if you are thinking differently at first, but after a while it seems as if there is a bar to your usual thinking so that the process is foggier.
Since my last post on August 18th I’ve begun a couple of paintings
This robin is 10” x 10”, as is the Edlington Woods painting below.
I also entered a local online competition with this small painting of birds…
which is 12” x 9”, they are all oils on board.
I also started three more, same sort of sizes, that I haven’t been able to finish yet.
All of these are a way to teach myself to paint with oils again.
I also finished the August Gallery
Draw Every Day in AugustContinuing to draw every day since the 5th May 2020, always from my seat at the table after ...See photo »