Saturday, August 1, 2015

Two Slices of Summer

Two Slices of Summer
Oil on canvas, 5x5, $40 plus shipping

For some reason, I've become interested in painting food! It's fun, for starters (earlier in the year, I painted small canvases with a strawberry, a slice of cherry pie, a burger, and something else (??)). In addition to being fun, these paintings are great kitchen paintings! You can hang them, lean them on a shelf, or even balance them on that ledge of backsplash beneath the cupboards. 

So stay tuned for some small summertime food paintings here on the blog, and also at the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, Aug. 8-9 in Mystic, CT; and SoNo Arts, Aug.15-16 in South Norwalk, CT. 

And let me know what summertime food you'd like me to paint! 

Dog of the Day

We took Smokey to the vet the other day, and watched as this dog fought to Stay Out of the Back! She was going to be boarded for a week, and she wanted no part of it. But once her human left, sand she was pretty sure she wasn't going to be poked or prodded, she was wagging and apparently happy to be there. 

For better or worse, Smokey apparently doesn't have an injury. In a way, I wish he did. Since he doesn't, this weakness is the start of the final decline, and that makes me very sad. But he did have a big weekend last weekend, and so the vet said some quiet time might help. In a few days, we can start him on a program of short walks to build up his muscles. But mostly, it will be a time of rugs and pain medication and as much love as we can give. I know he will give it back. He always does. 

A Final Thought

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. 
Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."
- Robert Hughes

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