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.
Acrylic on canvas
13 x 21 inches
Have a great day. More paintings to come. -Mike