Ocean Painting

Paintings and Murals of Fish, Corals and Anemones


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Ocean Paintings Site Joins Twitter – Come Tweet with Me

Follow Ocean Paintings on Twitter

Follow Ocean Paintings on Twitter

Just a short note to let all my blog readers know that I just joined twitter.

What is twitter?

“Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?”

Twitter is the up-and-coming tool that is all the craze with the Internet kids. Actually it has been around for quite a while and just keeps getting bigger and bigger. It’s a good way to get quick updates from all your friends and family. The Ocean Paintings Twitter is mainly a marketing tool to help spread the word about my reef fish artwork and fish wall stickers, so if you want to follow me to get updates on my artwork, my decals and my aquarium, then stop by twitter and follow me!

If you don’t want to join twitter but still want updates, you can do that too! Just come by this blog every once in a while and read the side bar of my site that says “Twitter Updates”. You can also join my email mailing list and get a weekly digest of them to your email along with my other blog posts.


A Painter’s Shoulder Surgery

MRI of a Labrum Tear (not mine)

MRI of a Labrum Tear (not mine)

Disclaimer: This is going to be a short post since I am typing with one hand. Sad times for me, I had shoulder surgery on my painting arm Wednesday.

Last winter I hurt my shoulder throwing a dodgeball. I tried to take it easy and heal it hoping it was muscular, but I swim so that aggravated the problem. A couple weeks ago I got an MRI that conclusively showed that I tore my labrum. Apparently the only way to fix it is to have surgery. Since I am active I decided to go ahead with it. The surgery itself was relatively simple, only 1.5 hours. The rehabilitation is much worse, 4-6 months. Worst part is I have to chill out on painting for a while. I do plan to do more site related things, so keep an eye out for enhancements.

On a positive note, I finished my clownfish and frospawn painting! I made sure that I got that done before the surgery and am really happy with it. I will be posting it shortly, just need a break from all this one handed typing.