99 CANVASSES ON A WALL: Late last year I underwent surgery for a cervical cancer diagnosis, long story short, I am now cancer free, thanks in part to early detection. The entire experience came and went so quickly I barely had time to process what was happening to my body. Seven weeks since my surgery and I am now getting back to full-time painting in my studio. The biggest challenge that came from this whole experience was having four weeks off from painting. It is the longest downtime I have experienced in the past eight years from making art, and I am very happy to be back at my easel.
In working back up to my pre-surgery mobility, I have decided to tackle smaller canvasses for at least the first month of my return. Yes, I am painting 99 paintings on 12x12 canvas, showing Canada in the details. Why 99? Well it is a good Canadian number, 99 bottles of beer on the wall, the 'Great One' number 99 Wayne Gretzky, and number nine is the most star worn number in NHL hockey. In fact 99 has many references in sport and good fortune, and I certainly feel fortunate to be living in Canada, especially during this health scare.
I will be releasing these paintings four at a time right here on my BLOG. Here is a taste of 'The 99'. Want to be notified when the next four hit this page? Sign up here.