Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Posting work on dailypaintworks.com

Orbital Symmetry
Oil and ink on canvas
8 x 13 inches

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

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


  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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