Happy New Year!

A bit late but well intended nevertheless.

Here’s a bright bird to start the year off. I’ve had an injury and will be having an operation on my arm so this was an experiment with large brushes and lots of paint mostly because it was driving me nuts not to paint.

I have lost some movement and control but I have not lost the ability to write run on sentences. Yay!

11×14, Acrylic, Goldfinch on a cone flower.

goldfinch small.

Don’t worry though I have some friends looking in on me. I mean literally  just walking up and looking in the window. Who does that? I appreciate the thought but use the door for Pete’s sake.


While I’ve been icing my arm, my trees decided to show me how it’s done and are doing a little ice therapy in my backyard. So pretty.

winter trees small.

I hope you and yours had a wonderful start to the year!

©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog.com, 2016

6 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Happy New Year, Virginia! I just wanted to return the favor of you coming to see my blog by visiting yours. You do such beautiful work. I am sorry to hear about your accident and truly hope your arm will heal up and be back to normal soon. Great painting despite your frustrations. And what great photos of the trees and that beautiful buck. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. Wow, I don’t know whether to “like” this post or not! It’s clever and the photos and goldfinch painting are great – but I’m sorry about your arm. Like Jenna, I hope it heals well and quickly. Happy New Year to you!

  3. I need the love button – ’cause I LOVE this painting! Goldfinches are such a delight, when yous see them swooping around a field, calling on the dip, if you know what I mean – I love them This image is wonderfully crisp and strong.

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