Can you imagine being an artist deprieved from your very favourite medium?
A few years ago I started to be allergic to Pastel then Oil then Acrylic and all things in life like flowers, perfum, spray etc…
For three years I painted in Watercolour. At first I was really down about it but the challenge to explore a new medium took over.
Last Summer, I had some flowers in my kitchen to paint. Usually I would have them for an afternoon and would have to take them outside, I forgot to do so. It was the following day that I discover that the flowers were still near me and nothing had happened
(swollen glands in the neck, swollen lips, coughing etc…)
Then perfum did no longer affect me either and spray.
I have been puzzled about it all. I talked about it with friends who told me that allergies can burn themselves out of our system.
Last week with great apprehension and care, I started to paint in Oil. I took great care to eliminate the smell of the fumes with cleaning quickly my equipment and taking the painting to dry in another room than my studio.
Nothing wrong has happened to me.
Day 2 and 3 were the same.
And so I want to share with you my happiness. I am back on track! I am working once more on canvas.
There still will be some watercolour because I love it too!