3.09.2011

Elk, Washington


6"x 6"
acrylic on masonite

This is a view from my in-laws' ranch in Elk, Washington.
It is the first painting I posted....
To answer my art friend's question, I don't have any real movement in my right hand...but it's coming!
Done with my left hand.

37 comments:

Caladh said...

This is a beautiful painting Annie! I love the colors and the brush work. It looks like a nice place to be.

Nithya Swaminathan said...

This is beautiful Annie! What an inspiration you are! Wish your right hand gets back to normal real soon.

Carol Blackburn said...

Annie, it's beautiful. I'm a left hander too. I did learn how to write with my right hand when I was in nursing school so I could take notes without writer's cramp, so technically I guess I'm ambitextrous.

Barb Hillier said...

This painting is so gorgeous! Don't give up on your left hand. It's handy sometimes to paint with both!

Linda Popple said...

Left hand? I'm impressed!! It's beautiful!

Mitzi Easley said...

Wooo hoo... she's back and watch out, world. Congrats Annie... this is beautiful! left hand? seriously?

Jenna said...

Wow! I have a great big smile on my face right now... so glad you're painting again... this is a beautiful painting.

Denise Rose said...

I love it! I love the greens and it makes me wish for Spring. Great job!!

Celeste Bergin said...

amazing...you paint better with your non-dominant hand than most people do with their "best" hand! FANTASTIC!

Maria's Watercolor said...

It is wonderful. Your left hand has learned well!

martinealison said...

Ma chère Annie, votre ténacité, votre amour pour la peinture et votre force de communication fait que vous seriez capable de peindre même avec un de vos pieds. C'est cette volonté qui vaincra. Main droite, main gauche ou autre vous détenez la vérité, celle de nous communiquer votre beauté intérieure. la preuve est sous mes yeux aujourd'hui... avec cette belle peinture.
Gros bisous

Annie Salness said...

Thank you very much!

Here's what Martine said:
"My dear Annie, your tenacity, your love for painting and strength of communication that you would be able to paint even with your feet. This desire will win. Right hand, left hand or the other you have the truth, that to give us your inner beauty. the evidence is before me today ... with this beautiful painting.
Kisses"

SUSAN RODEN said...

Yeah Annie! Coming back stronger than ever - your tenacity and courage astounds me.

Tilen's~artplanet said...

Great start, nicely painted!
More surprises with left hand, keep going :)

Jerry Stocks said...

So glad to see this beautiful painting after all you have been through. Yeah!!!!

AutumnLeaves said...

This is so beautiful, Annie! I am awed by your dexterity. I hope and pray that you are soon feeling 100%. It is so good know you are on the road to recovery. I'm going to browse your blog for previous paintings as I found my way here via Celeste. By the way, you are so pretty!

Diana Marshall said...

Brilliantly done with your left hand, well done.
Washington is a beautiful State my daughter lives there and I have enjoyed visiting.
Hope that the feeling will come back soon to your right hand.

graziano tessarolo said...

Questo tuo quadro è davvero bello!!!
Nella mia esperienza d'insegnamento ho visto che quando qualcuno non riusciva a disegnare ciò che vedeva, facendolo disegnare con la mano sinistra (non dominante) era obbligato a fermarsi e a vedere meglio e così riusciva a disegnare in modo veramente libero... Per te che già dipingevi molto bene con la mano destra, essere obbligata a lavorare con la sinistra, ti farà scoprire cose belle ed inattese anche se vengono da un profondo dolore. Forza e brava!!!
Ciao Graziano

Sorry I write in Italian... it is easier for me to express and the translator often doesn't work well...

Susan Roux said...

Hi Annie,

Welcome back! Once an artist, always an artist. Right hand, left hand, what does it matter? It's the power of expression that makes us unique. Your painting is wonderful!

My husband bought me pastels one year for Christmas. My right hand was in a cast but the desire to try my new toy was strong. I sat at the table using my left hand and in moments, it almost felt as natural as my right. While doing art, it was as though I forgot I was using the wrong hand. To look at the art I produced, one would never know.

So glad you're able to paint again. Its a blessing!

billspaintingmn said...

Annie! This looks wonderful! You have done what ever it takes to put
together a beautiful painting.
I admire this with awe and appluad you sincerly.

Annie Salness said...

Thank you!
Here's what Graziano wrote:
"This is your picture is really nice!
In my teaching experience I have seen that when someone could not draw what he saw, making paint with his left hand (nondominant) was forced to stop and see better and it could draw in a truly free ... For you who already painting did very well with his right hand, be obliged to work with the left, you will discover beautiful and unexpected things even if they come from a deep pain. Strength and good!
Hello Graziano"

CLAUDIA FINN said...

Absolutely beautiful!!I love the colors!!I am inspired to paint in acrylics for a while!

Linda Nickles said...

This is just beautiful, Annie, I am so touched by your tenacity. Blessings to you!

Dan Kent said...

Beautiful painting! Neither of my hands do that! I admire your persistence - it's nice to know that you will always be painting, no matter what. You are an inspiration.

Susan said...

I don't live far from Elk! This is very nice. Beautiful area, isn't it?

Carol Horzempa said...

Annie, you are an inspiration to all artists!

This landscape is beautiful...so happy to see you painting again and with your left hand. I'm impressed!

bricarwaller said...

Absolutely amazing!!! You may never have to go back to your right hand:) You are truly inspirational!

Chris said...

you go girl!

SKIZO said...

WonderfulWorkGoodCreations:)

d'Morais said...

Excellent paint, excellent play of light and shadow. Beautiful!!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

I love this. Wonderful right or left handed. Your skill and talent just pours out.

cissy said...

Annie, you are without a doubt an inspiration to us all. What a great painting. I think Martine said it all! Constant prayers and good thoughts are with you. I lokk forward to your next posting.

6e376fcc-5fe1-11e0-88a0-000bcdcb5194 said...

Hi Annie, I can't tell you how happy I am to see that you are painting again. Your painting is beautiful, but more importantly, it represents your triumph over a very difficult challenge. Way to go and keep up the excellent work.

Diana Marshall said...

The painting is beautiful, I wish I could paint as good as you with my right hand! You are truly talented no matter which hand that you use, so glad to hear you are making good progress and are painting again.

David Patterson said...

Wonderful work Annie! Love your impressionistic style!

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Wow impressive ! Glad you didn't just give up,because your work is just perfect and beautiful.

Terri Buchholz said...

Amazing and beautiful!

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