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Headaches, Kitty & Kitty 2

Boy, I've been plagued by headaches.  For more than 20 years I've gotten migraine headaches that last 2 - 3 days about every 10 days.  I have medicine that usually works.  Lately though, I've been waking up daily with a dull annoying headache.  I can take OTC medicine for them, but every day? 

The headaches have bitten into my painting schedule.  My fear is that I'll have to give up painting with oil pigments.  I love this medium and I know being allergic to it will be a major loss in my life. So...

Yesterday, I decided to paint a small watercolor of a kitty. 
I liked the way it came out and was very happy, felt I'd accomplished something really good.  Then I looked at it today.  It needed more...not much more, I've learned that the hard way!  So, I went back into the piece and worked on the eyes and whiskers.
I guess I'm happy with the outcome.  I've been trying to tell myself that I can learn to love watercolor just as much as I love oils.  But for now, It's an arranged marriage. - Brande   
    

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  1. Hi Brande! I love this painting! I also am on Fresh Paint as an Associate Artist and just beginning to learn watercolors as well as acrylics. I'm sorry to hear about your headaches. My son is 13 and has gotten them since he was 4 but lately they are coming more often. We think it may be allergies causing it, but not sure. Hoping you feel better soon! xox

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  2. Brande, i'll be praying for you, i think the kittys look great! thanks for sharing!

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