27 Oct

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I’m carrying on with my painting of the Swansea Devil but the work is painfully slow, literally! I was over-enthusiasitic on my allotment a few weeks ago and wrenched my right arm. I thought it would go after a couple of days but it’s still painful, not getting any better and I’m having real trouble drawing, painting, even getting my coat on and off.

I’m trying to use my left arm as much as possible and it’s okay for painting larger areas but no good where I need fine details. I often do drawing exercises including drawing with my left hand, it’s good practice and has improved how much I can do with my left hand, but it’s still very limiting.


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I’m going to try and get an appointent with a physiotherapist to see if they can sort something out, but for the next week or two I’m going to have to give my right arm a rest and use my left a lot more. I did a fair bit of the underpainting today with my left hand and very quickly sketched the facial details in with my right, but I could only work on it for a few minutes. The Liquitex Heavy Body is great, very fluid and easy to use and I’m building it up with layers of thin glazes to give me rich, vibrant colours and dynamic brushwork.

3 Responses to “OUCH!”

  1. ms6282 October 27, 2019 at 23:06 #

    Strains and sprains – my other half did her foot in during our visit to Conwy castle. Best way to sort them is to rest – so you might have to be patient and take it easy on your painting for a few days ☹️

    • Rosie Scribblah October 28, 2019 at 14:01 #

      Thanks. I’ve just book a physiotherapy appointment, it’s been 2 months so I thought I’d get an expert opinion. Hope your other half is better now 🙂

      • ms6282 October 28, 2019 at 18:35 #

        Yes, we had to change our plans for the week but after a couple of days rest she was able to get back on her feet. Hope your problem gets sorted soon.

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