The election is done. Indian Summer has left. Life has gone to the dogs. (and that’s not so bad!!!)
Here’s another dog painting I did for the pet benefit. I’m really happy with the work on this; kind of a milestone for me. If the composition seems familiar, I had done a pastel painting of it a year or two ago. Came out ok, but not much punch to it.
This one has a painterly brushiness and texture about it that I just love. It’s a step in the direction I’ve wanted to go (albeit a small step, but still a step nonetheless). If you didn’t know it was a black and white dog lying on a hardwood floor in the light from slotted windows, the composition and pattern of light and dark shapes would be of interest anyway. (ok, my opinion)
Fall Sleep (sold)
oil on canvas
© 2008 Tracy Wall