Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Posting work on dailypaintworks.com


Orbital Symmetry
Oil and ink on canvas
8 x 13 inches
2006

Today I've been posting some of my older work on dailypaintworks.com in hopes of sparking some interest.  These paintings seem so old to me, yet they were done just a few years ago.  Amazing how so much can happen in such a short amount of time.  I posted a painting that was almost done just before the fire and I came to look at it recently with a new found meaning for myself.  It was inspired by the book 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck.  The title of the painting is 'Lennie's Dog' and depicts a cocker spaniel.  I was trying to show life and death at the same time.  The character in the book was a large man who had a predisposition to soft things.  He liked to pet them, so much so that they would be crushed by his love for them.  He loved them too much (something I am finding in my own life).  Anyway, here it is.

Lennie's Dog
Acrylic on canvas
13 x 21 inches
2012

Have a great day.  More paintings to come.  -Mike

2 comments:

  1. I remember seeing the movie in High school (with Robert Blake) after reading the book, Lenny's love was heartbreaking...this painting really captures it.

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