Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sharon and Paul

Sharon and Paul____16x12 oil on linen____Sold
This is a portrait of Sharon and Paul. They own and operate a a couple of "wellness" stores in Round Rock and Cedar Park, selling great herbal products, vitamins and such, and educating people about LOTS of things related to health and wellness. I have been shopping with them for YEARS, mainly for a few vitamins and a yearly "cleanse"....but ALL THIS YEAR, I have been working closely with them on REALLY getting healthy! This "project" has coincided with my exhibit work on Passing America: The Great Plains
I have been learning about the demise of our agrarian culture in America, as I travel and paint "drive-by" paintings of family farms in the Plains. This demise has also corresponded with health issues for Americans, and NO ONE can deny that they are FOOD related....so, I have made myself the ULTIMATE guinea pig, and have spent this whole year (since Jan 1) eating organic, drinking alkaline water, and taking a few supplements...the Tsuis helped me lose about 30 pounds and have directed me to literature and experts which have GREATLY informed me as I work on the farm paintings....I will talk more about this in the coming days, as I wind down my artwork for the Nebraska Exhibit in October! Stay tuned!!! It is fascinating stuff!

2 comments:

Sue Furrow said...

Great painting of the healthy couple. And just in case you may be wondering, I enjoyed the healthy info. I too, have embarked on a healthier lifestyle, since my heartache on May 12. Walking every day and trying to eat healthy is very time consuming (drat). I used to eat sandwiches mostly. Haven't had one since. Used to be I would rather paint than go for a walk. It's hard to change. And you lost so much weight!! Hope to do that at some point!
I'm a new subscriber and the farm series is what pulled me in. Love your work.

Art with Liz said...

Incredible portraits V!