Wednesday, October 28, 2009

City Roof View


This challenge from Karin was really hard to get to for me. My wife Rose was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma, and we've been dealing with that for the last couple of months. She had her first chemo treatment on Monday ( 8 1/2 hrs)and is doing fine, all things considered. She is so brave and strong. I stayed home with her for the second day today, and was urged to do this painting and get some normality back in our lives. We are very optimistic that the outcome of all this will be positive and mark the days till the end of the treatments. I must admit, I've lost a lot of drive for the time being with regards to painting and blogging, but hope to rekindle my interest with this latest submission. oil on masonite 5" x 7"

20 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful piece, glowing with light. Best wishes to you and your wife.

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  2. Oh Vern...you and your wife have been through a firestorm of physical and emotional upheaval. You have your priorities right. Your wife and you first! We'll be here because you art is awesome and it's power never fades. My thoughts and prayers go to you both. I do think the one thing that gives your wife pleasure is to see the pleasure you get from painting and the awesome images you render like this one. HUGS!

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  3. Wow Vern, with all that is going on in your life and you still managed to paint this beautiful painting.
    I'm so sorry to read of your situation and will keep you both in my thoughts...my best to you both.

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  4. Vern, Your piece is SO good. I'm so glad your wife has pushed you to do it. PLease tell her I am praying for her. Blessings to you both.

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  5. Vern, so sorry about your wife's illness and I will keep it in my prayers for her recovery. Your rooftop painting is so beautifully done.

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  6. Prayers and good wishes coming your way for you and your wife. Your troubles definitely don't show in your work if this painting is any indication, it's one of the best entries. You're gonna love the next challenge since your last post was the girl and her bag and is also an overhead view. Anxious to see your rendition!

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  7. I wish your wife and you the very best. I know the chemo is mentally and physically taxing but I've seen several loved ones go through the process and become healthier and happier once all is said and done. My thoughts are with both of you!

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  8. A beautiful painting, Vern!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife.
    It is possible at times like this to gain strength from painting. That is from my own personal experience.
    Keep positive.

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  9. I can totally understand how monumental life events get in the way of blogging and painting. Wishing you both the strength you will need for this process.
    Your painting is wonderful. I hope you find time to escape and do more.

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  10. This is really beautiful, it's what I had in my mind had I been able to do this challenge (sick with swine flu). Best wishes to you and your wife, hang in there!

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  11. Hi Vern! I'm so sorry to hear about your wife's illness. You and Rose will be in my prayers.
    I love your rendition of the buildings. Keep painting!

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  12. Best wishes to you and your wife, wishing her a full recovery.
    A wonderful painting, I love that creamy color on the buildings one of the best renditions of this challenge.

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  13. I have missed you. I am sorry for your trials and will keep you and your wife in my thoughts and prayers.
    It is good that you can pour yourself into creating when times are hard.It will nourish you. And this is eveidence. It is so very beautiful in its quietness.

    Ann R is correct, the next challenge is your forte.

    Best as always.

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  14. Wondered where you were and now know. Sorry for what you are going through. I agree with Sheila, you and your wife come first. Everything else will wait. Knowing from recent experience, my painting helped me get my mind back to the real world, once in awhile. Your painting of this challenge is wonderful. Thoughts and prayers.

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  15. Vern,
    Sorry to hear the news of your wifes illness. You both will be in my prayers.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Phil

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  16. Vern, I am keeping you and your wife in my prayers. She is a wonderful, strong woman to encourage you to keep painting during this difficult period of your lives. I love what you have done with the challenge - you have captured the little pockets of glowing light perfectly.
    Keep strong - and know that you are in all of our thoughts!

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  17. Great job with the challenge, Vern - wonderful colors. I'm so sorry to hear about your wife, my thoughts are with you, my friend.

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  18. Yikes, Vern! That's horrible, I'm so sorry. My best wishes to your wife for a complete recovery.

    On a more positive note, your painting is excellent! Great job. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the current challenge, if you have time to do it. Hang in there.

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  19. How did I miss this one? Shame on me.
    This piece is beautiful.
    Warm wishes to you and your wife.

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  20. So sorry to hear about the challenges you and your wife are going through.
    That explains why we haven't seen many painting from you lately.

    This painting is so great. You left in just the right amount of detail and handled it with the best of them!

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