Before I show you my new painting, I want to thank all each and every one of you who emailed and left comments full of good wishes. It really did matter. And I am lucky to have many good friends out there. Thank you all.
And for anyone contemplating gall bladder surgery, it's not so bad. It probably was awful 15 years ago, but modern techniques make it less a big thing. The roughest part of my experience was tackling an infection with antibiotics that made me so sick, I couldn't bear to watch Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives without gagging. That finally passed and I think I'm pretty close to my old self again. Yay.
Back to art. Enough of that.
12 x 5"
oil on panel
left side detail
right side detail
Ladies taking a bench break with some cold beer during an outdoor arts festival.