Monday, March 22, 2010


Oil on canvas, 12x12, $250

On Saturday, in beautiful, warm, May-like sunshine, I painted this painting, and one other, while standing in front of Center Framing & Art, the West Hartford gallery that represents me.

It was a glorious day, and West Hartfordites were out in droves, many with their dogs in tow - or vice-versa.

I talked with dozens of people, and dozens more who were interested in having me paint their pooches. Exciting, certainly, and when they show up with their commission checks, I'll really start dancing.

Meantime, the most exciting news in ages is the House of Representatives passing the health-care reform bill. For me, this news hits home, as I've been wrestling with insurance companies for months and months. If there is anything that's going to drive me away from painting and back to corporate America, it is that our health insurance costs more than our mortgage. So today, I applaud! I am sure it's not a perfect bill, but it has to be better than the nothing that we have  now.


Patrice said...

Pugster is brilliant - and I don't mean just the color. What a fabulous job you did! I'd buy it in a second, uh, if I had any money...

I don't know how to feel about the health care bill. (I've been without health insurance for fifteen years and Medicare is still several years away.) I think it won't bring down costs because there is no public option - and therefore no "outside" competition with Big Insurance. And now that this has passed, I think costs will skyrocket even more.

I'm happy for those with pre-existing conditions, as they (and I'm included due to having asthma) will finally get some relief. But in general, it's wait and see for me.

JudyMackeyart said...

Oh I love this puggie!! Love your strokes to make this guy look feisty and cute!