Staying in touch…

Well it has been a long time, hasn’t it?

It’s been a helluva year, but it’s almost over now, and with the end of the year, I have reason to hope that the “hell” part is over too.  My husband’s many months of dealing with lymphoma and chemo are done and a mystery-mass in his lung remains to be diagnosed with certainty, but he’s doing really well and we are very hopeful.

I have been painting (mostly therapeutic) but not sharing until very recently.  I’ve been slapping acrylic paint down on canvas, avoiding the dust of my beloved soft pastels (I’ll return to them as soon as I can.  They are calling me!) and not taking them or myself too seriously.

Here is one from a few weeks ago, titled “Polonius”.  I like it because it’s playful (but it also references (a bit obliquely) Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”.

"Polonius" acrylic on canvas 16" x 20" (c) Lorraine Young 2016

“Polonius” acrylic on canvas 16″ x 20″ (c) Lorraine Young 2016


I hope to be back soon with more paintings.

Thanks for sticking around.




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6 Responses to Staying in touch…

  1. dailydrawingsite says:

    Hi Lorraine, I accepted your request to join How to Pastel on Friday night. I saw your request during the week and finally got to it on Friday. Hope it will get yo back Pastelling again. We have a landscape challenge for next Friday, Dec2nd. It’s posted under the Friday challenge thread which I’ll try to re- pin tomorrow. If not, it’ll be somewhere on the HTP FB page along with a landscape photo. Group guidelines can be found on the page under descriptions in the right hand pane. So Welcome! Look forward to seeing your pastels. Gailen

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Hi Gailen, sorry it took me a while to reply. Thank you again 🙂 I’ve been following and enjoying the FB page, but haven’t participated yet. I’m thinking maybe in the New Year once all the busy-ness of the Season has settled down I’ll become active. Merry Christmas! 🙂

  2. ray4115 says:

    This is such a playful and yet scary picture. I love the colors and the looks on everyone’s faces!

  3. Gail – Gail Sibley?? is that you? I’ve been following you for ages (well, at least a long time!) blog, youtube, and on FB. Thank you so much for your kind words and invitation. I’m heading there now 🙂

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Lorraine, so sorry to hear about all the troubles your husband has had to deal with this year. I’m sure it has been a strain on you too. Glad to hear you’ve been painting (it is a good release and has its calming effect too). When you’re back to Pastel, drop me a line – you may want to join our pastel group: How To Pastel on FB. I will have to sponsor you as we are getting more and more requests for membership so we’re very selective. It’s a warm and welcoming group, not an art gallery but a group of working and sharing artists. Take care. Gailen

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