Tuesday, April 26, 2016


After finishing this painting and the one previous, a friend cheerfully told me that my work has gone to the dogs. This time, a simple composition of our dog anticipating a snack.

4" x 4"     oil on linen     2016

She came from the shelter with the name Stella, not Parker; however, before we adopted, Laura had been wanting a dog for a long time and we used to joke about having a 'conceptual" dog called Parker. (Much easier to care for than a real one.) Since all paintings are basically conceptual, I've decided that Parker would be an appropriate alias for Stella when painted.

The red collar - bringing energy to the painting in the interplay with her eyes - is what Stella actually wears.


  1. Beautiful little painting! If you squint and just see the shape, she looks like she’s howling at the moon.

  2. I love it.. move over Mookie... your competition has arrived. The painting is absolutely magical. I would love to live with it..Makes me smile. Brilliant!!!!



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