On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Fifty percent bird

Sometimes my computer and my scanner don't want to communicate. Tonight, for example, I scanned in a second version of the seagull I painted on Monday. This one was 9x12 and all watercolor. But then the scanner divided the work into bits and wouldn't knit them together again. At first I was upset -- I still am a little -- but when I looked at the head portion it looked to me like maybe it could stand alone. Or at least manage on its own until I figure out how to upload the entire painting.

Progress! Here is the real painting. This is the first real watercolor I've ever made!!!!!

10 comments:

  1. FANTASTIC JOB!!!! Keep up the good work!

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  2. Excellent!! You're off to a terrific start (better than my first that's for darn sure!!).

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  3. The first?! In that case - keep painting! you´ll go far! :)

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  4. You are off to a rocking good start, I see such a tremendous improvement already!! It feels great, doesn't it?

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  5. Darn right that head could stand alone! Excellent! Though he and you are no doubt happy that he's been made whole again.
    Again, most excellent, young master-of-w/c.

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  6. WOW!!! Fantastic! Can't believe its your first watercolor! Keep up the good work!

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  7. That's wonderful, especially for a first time! I've just started too and know how NOT easy it is!

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  8. Congratulations on your first watercolour, Barbara! You did a fabulous job of it too....I really like the colours. Well done ~

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  9. I have yet to take the plunge into watercolors. I will file away your obvious success with this seagull.

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  10. This is your first? Awesome! Can't wait to see what else you do next. Great, awesome, work!

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