October 15, 2008

"Piper's Work of Art"

Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 6” x 6”


Oh My God!  I know what you're thinking - "Mark has sunk to painting puppies and kittens!" What's next - Dogs playing poker?  This is no mere puppy.  He is the offspring of Champion Piper's Will Power and Piper's Felony Indictment.  His formal name is Piper's Work of Art though his friends call him Artie for short, and short he is, being about six weeks old.  You can watch him grow into the Champion he is sure to become at http://piperspuppies4u.com/

9 comments:

Alice Thompson said...

What’s wrong with dogs playing poker- I love a good gambling scene?

Mark Adams said...

Back in the late 70's I went to a client's house to hang two of my theatre paintings and on his wall was an original oil painting by C.M. Coolidge of dogs playing poker. You know, it was actually quite well painted.

Alice Thompson said...

Your client was a wise collector and investor. I just read two of the 16 Paintings Coolidge completed of Dogs Playing Poker sold at auction for nearly 600 grand in 2005. Imagine what the Theatre paintings could fetch at Christie’s - after your gone : (

The vibrancy of your blue is very pleasing.

Mark Adams said...

Mimes playing poker! Why didn't I think of that?

As for the blue; what could be more correct for a painting of a fuzzy puppy than a fuzzy, baby blue blanket? It does nicely compliment his warm fur.

Thanks, Alice.

Diane said...

what a well done sweetheart... he makes your heart melt

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diane. He is a cutie.

Alice Thompson said...

"Mimes playing poker!" That is hysterical. lol lol lol...my side hurts already... you should do it! It would be the crowning achievement of that series.

Honestly I think you should go for a calender... One of Cats and the other of Dogs. Get a publisher and start the presses.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Darling & doe eyed. If anyone can make "cute" the new must-have, you can Mark! Dogs playing poker, heehee.

Mark Adams said...

What a wonderful comment. Thanks, Diane!