99 Bottles of Beer? The Great One? – 99 Paintings For Canada

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99 CANVASSES ON A WALL: Late last year I underwent surgery for a cervical cancer diagnosis, long story short, I am now cancer free, thanks in part to early detection. The entire experience came and went so quickly I barely had time to process what was happening to my body. Seven weeks since my surgery and I am now getting back to full-time painting in my studio.

The biggest challenge that came from this whole experience was having four weeks off from painting. It is the longest downtime I have experienced in the past eight years from making art, and I am very happy to be back at my easel.

In working back up to my pre-surgery mobility, I have decided to tackle smaller canvasses for at least the first month of my return. Yes, I am painting 99 paintings on 12×12 canvas, showing Canada in the details. Why 99? Well it is a good Canadian number, 99 bottles of beer on the wall, the ‘Great One’ number 99 Wayne Gretzky, and number nine is the most star worn number in NHL hockey. In fact 99 has many references in sport and good fortune, and I certainly feel fortunate to be living in Canada, especially during this health scare.

I will be releasing these paintings four at a time right here on my BLOG. Here is a taste of ‘The 99’. Want to be notified when the next four hit this page? Sign up here.

Weeping Maple - 12x12 - acrylic on canvas - part of

Weeping Maple – 12×12 – acrylic on canvas – part of ‘The 99’ Canada in the Details – 2015 Brandy Saturley

Toque Rise - 12x12 - acrylic on canvas - part of

Toque Rise – 12×12 – acrylic on canvas – part of ‘The 99’ Canada in the Details – 2015 Brandy Saturley

Horn Glow - 12x12 - acrylic on canvas - part of

Horn Glow – 12×12 – acrylic on canvas – part of ‘The 99’ Canada in the Details – 2015 Brandy Saturley

Plante Net - 12x12 - acrylic on canvas - part of

Plante Net – 12×12 – acrylic on canvas – part of ‘The 99’ Canada in the Details – 2015 Brandy Saturley

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