This past Friday I attended the Award Reception for the 2015 Roanoke College Biennial in Salem, VA. I had two pieces accepted into the show, which was juried by arts writer and curator Doug McClemont. There were so many great pieces included in the show and there was a great turnout for the reception. Read more
12″ x 24″
This is another painting of a common complication of diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy occurs when high blood sugar levels damage nerve fibers throughout the body. This is most common in the legs and feet. I’ve completed two other paintings of my feet in the past, but this new one is the more graphic of the three. It illustrates a sore on the bottom of one foot and comments on the risk of amputation. If the feet go numb, a person can’t feel any injuries, especially those that go unseen, such as sores on the bottom of the feet. This is why it’s important to check the feet regularly and to be cautious of even the smallest foot injuries.
I’ve been able to get quite a bit of painting done in the last week (mostly in the last two days), so I’m here to share it with you! I’ve been working on several pieces at a time–seven right now–and this is working well for me at the moment because I’m essentially using the same color palette for everything and I have to let the paint dry a little in between layers. My goal to finish a painting a week seems more achievable this way because I make progress on more complicated paintings while I finish up the simpler ones.
I will continue to update you guys on my progress as well as provide descriptions of each piece as I finish them :]