First Painting of 2011
I got sick somewhere between Christmas and New Year's, and I'm still living with a hacking cough. So my return to painting (or anything creative, for that matter) has been a slow one. That said, I am pushing paint around now and there are five or six canvases in my studio with the beginnings of paintings on them. The first one to reach completion is pictured below:
It's a bit stiff in style, but that's part of its charm -- that, along with the color pallet and the textures -- and as the wife pointed out, bull terriers are a stiff and angular dog breed . . . and that's just how they look.
Touché, wife. Touché.