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April 24, 2015 April 25, 2015

Filed under: Daily Post,Watercolors — lindahalcombfineart @ 7:13 am
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Again I have been Missing In Action. On January 29, 2015 I broke my collarbone. It was a bad break and was in an area that is slow to heal. I’ve had problem with painful muscle cramps that ran all the way from my hand to my neck. It has been a tough time. I am just about ready to return to normal life and hope to be released by my orthopedic physician on May 5th.

I have been coaching a friend of mine who thinks she is not very artistic. The artist Mordecai Rosenstein was artist-in-residence at her temple and gave away these drawings to members of the congregation.Rosenstein Drawing

My friend really wanted to do a painting of this drawing (she owns a Rosenstein print and an original) so I transferred the drawing to watercolor paper and set her up with paints and brushes. She first used markers to do a color study.Color Study - Rosenstein

We talked about some problems like the very dark center and she used colored pencils and a smaller copy to make adjustments. I like the above study because you can see her notes and samples around the edge of the paper. Here’s round 2.Color Study 2 - Rosenstein

Then she started painting. It took several weeks but it is finally finished and it was so much fun to do together. A real work of friendship. It is good to be back!

Rosenstein - Final

Rosenstein – Final

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10 Responses to “April 24, 2015”

  1. Ruth Bailey Says:

    Beautiful, Linda! This has the feel of stained glass.

  2. Stacia Says:

    Gosh, Linda, so sorry to hear about your injury and the tough recovery! Offering prayers that it will all be over soon. Glad to “see” you are back!

  3. lesliepaints Says:

    Oh my goodness. I am so glad you are feeling better and I am sorry for your injury, Linda.
    The above is beautiful in color. I like that top, lower key, one also. That one is moody and medieval looking. The final result is like darks playing off of lights. It is always more fun to have an art buddy in a friend! Good job, you two!

  4. Barry Coombs Says:

    You made some excellent suggestions. It’s an exciting piece.

  5. Carol King Says:

    So sorry you broke your collarbone! But I’m happy to hear you’re on the road to recovery and hopefully soon back to painting. I really enjoyed seeing the steps your friend took to do her painting. The finished one is lovely and I have to agree with Ruth that it has a bit of a stained glass look. Very interesting that the artist works based on one Hebrew word.

    Feel better!

  6. ruthsartwork Says:

    What fun to help your friend create this work of art. I am sure you made the process easier and less intimidating for her doing it the way you did. I’m so sorry for your injury and am glad you have finally healed enough to return to your art.


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