Chiquita 12 x 16 oil
by Bruce Bingham
What have you been up to? I've missed you all.
I'm back in action, or I should probably say almost up to speed.
I am painting again and that makes me happy.
This has been a great time to be in the studio and revisit some of
my reference material from my Cuba trip of things I've wanted to paint.
When I went to the Plein Air Convention in San Diego
I got a pinched nerve in my spine that put me
flat on my back. Literally I could not get up! Long story short and to
save you from much whining and unnecessary details,
the hospital got me up and walking again and I was able to get back home.
Special thanks to my pal Ellen Willis for getting me to the ER and making sure I was in good hands.
Robi and I were both greatly relived I could make the plane ride home.
I was seriously worried about that.
He has barely left my side while I've been convalescing.
If anyone wants some good book titles just let me know.
So I missed all of PACE17 except one morning watching Quang Ho paint
which was probably worth the entire price of admission. What an inspiration he is!
Sadly I have nothing to report to you, not even any photos.
I do want to thank you all for helping me get selected for the Plein Air Wars!
Fortunately Hai-Ou Hou was able to take my place.