Art · Disability · Migraine

Art: Indoor Walker

The last couple of weeks have been busy, however I have completed a new painting!

I decided that since the acrylic paint went on so smooth, I thought that it might make a good paint for a background colour.

So, I went ahead and painted a black acrylic base coat. I chose black because I thought it would provide a striking contrast between it and the focus of the painting.

The painting’s focus is of my indoor walker. I use it because my migraines cause me to

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lose my balance. It helps me get around my flat safely, and I’ve had some fun decorating it so it doesn’t look as boring. I think it’s important to have a bit of fun with these things. I also added a basket to it so I can carry things around.

So, I decided to paint my walker. It is messy, as I don’t have great fine motor skills, but I never try to paint realistically, so I’m not bothered!

I used oil paint to paint my walker, and found that it had a darkening effect on the acrylic paint around it. I’m sure a more experienced artist would know better, however I’m learning so that’s ok.

I think it’s important to raise awareness about mobility aids, and I’m glad to represent one of mine in a piece of my art!

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