Artwork by Monica Gunderson

Artwork in Progress

Left-Handed Painting

July 28, 2015 at 6:40 PM

  Humpback Whale - Paintng in Progress 

 Humback Whales acrylic painting in progress 2 

Mother Whale © 2015 Monica Gunderson - All Rights Reserved; Unauthorized Reproduction Prohibited  

 

Painting Humback Whales with my Left Hand

 

During February 2015, my right thumb started acting up and my doctor told me that I had trigger thumb. Six months later, I have been doing better as far as being able to bend my thumb again, but lately my right thumb, wrist, and arm have been flaring up. However, I have not let this get me down and have been practicing painting and drawing with my left hand instead of my right which you can see in my "Left-Handed Series".

When my right thumb and hand first started acting up six months ago, I had to stop creating my new whale painting because I was not yet confident to paint it with my left hand. After six months of practice, I was tired of these darkened whale shadows from staring at me, and began to paint it again but this time with my left hand. I did a little here and there with my right, but it is mainly done with my left hand. I am pretty happy with how it is turning out and refuse to give up.

During February 2015, my right thumb started acting up and my doctor told me that I had trigger thumb. Six months later, I have been doing better as far as being able to bend my thumb again, but lately my right thumb, wrist, and arm have been flaring up. However, I have not let this get me down and have been practicing painting and drawing with my left hand instead of my right which you can see in my "Left-Handed Series".

When my right thumb and hand first started acting up six months ago, I had to stop creating my new whale painting because I was not yet confident to paint it with my left hand. After six months of practice, I was tired of these darkened whale shadows from staring at me, and began to paint it again but this time with my left hand. I did a little here and there with my right, but it is mainly done with my left hand. I am pretty happy with how it is turning out and refuse to give up.


Artist Monica Gunderson *~



Tags: acrylic painting Art artwork in progress left-handed painting Modesto California artist painting
Category: Acrylic Painting on Canvas