Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hopeful Color

                                                          November 7 2016 watercolor on Yupo 10x8

 This was the last thing I painted before my surgery in January. It comes from a walk I took the day before the election. The Tualatin River was ablaze with color and I was confident we were about to elect our first female president.

 My other knee is infected and tomorrow I have surgery to clean this one up too. The idea is to make the joint accessible to the antibiotics and protect the prosthesis from infection. That is a serious matter.
 Definitely a setback but I`m managing to be philosophical. Shit happens, its that simple. I have minimal pain and don`t feel sick.
 I will paint again sooner than later, I feel sure.
 Thanks to those that have helped me with this, and to those who wish me well, I appreciate it.


Jen Procter said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. Beautiful river, good to be reminded of nature's cycles.

Libby Fife said...


When I was in high school, I had a bumper sticker on my car that said that very thing! True then and true now.

Good luck with the surgery. I know your life will eventually get back to normal:)


E.M. Corsa said...

Damn Randall! Get better and get out there. This painting is gorgeous - that pink blush when the sap starts to run!

Maureen said...

Will keep you in my thoughts, Randall; sending wishes for a quick healing.

Maggie Emm said...

Hope the surgery went well, and wishing you good healing and minimal pain. Spring is coming! x

Suraya Tewary said...

Keep strong Randall, you are an inspiration to all of us. Hope your recovery period is short. Take care, Suraya

Jill M Hodgson said...

Found your blog after admiring your work very much on Pinterest. I really love ths one. I hope you're recovering well and have plenty to keep you cheerful

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Randall,
Allow me to add my best wishes to the bunch you must already have. As they say...This, too, shall pass...sooner, better than later!
Take your time, don't watch any TV news and let the wonderful medicine work its magic. We'll stand-by for your explosive return to walking and painting.

Randall David Tipton said...

Thank you Jill, I'm reading more than I have in many years.