Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dog Walking and New Acquaintances

This painting was created from the same palette I used yesterday, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, and white, but I began with an underpainting of yellow ochre. The yellow ochre peaking through the cool has an interesting effect. The subject was inspired by a stroll with my daughter's dog through a local farmer's market. Many people took their dogs along as they shopped the market. The fun thing is that dogs are great at making friends. They say hello in their unique way to people and other dogs alike. It was an enjoyable experience the dog introduced us to a number of new acquaintances. This experience inspired me to begin thingking about working on a series of dog walkers and their dogs. Time will tell if the idea actually sparks and grows or just remains a little 5x7 kernal of a thought.

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