Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Red Dog Day

After having a few days off from printmaking I had to finish an oil painting. Sometimes, waiting for inspiration can be painful. This particular canvas has had more than a few paintings on it. This process, however can add to the texture of the work. Finally I the painting is finished.this It is very large and looks striking, would suit a contemporary home, or rustic home really. The paint is still drying, but it does need a good home. $500 for pick up only.

There is symbolism behind this work, the red dog is the other personality to the black dog. The black dog is often represented as depression. The red dog, for me, represents the angst that recedes the depression. When everything is not moving fast enough, when you are super sensitive, highly stressed, overly alert, impatient, tired and ready to bite!

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