Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 6” x 8”
As you can see, I am still in Dog Mode. Not that there's anything wrong with that. What appealed to me about this reference, other than the fact that he looks like Michael Phelps after winning his second gold medal at the summer Olympics, were the red and green blankets - quite apropos given the season. City street lights, even stop lights, blink of bright red and green. There is something magical about this set of complementary colors that isn't present in blue/orange, violet/yellow or other spectral variations. If you read my tag the other day you may have noted that I am mad for hot food. On a recent trip to New Mexico I was dining in a Tex-Mex restaurant and ordered some enchiladas. The server asked if I wanted my sauce, "red, green or Christmas?" Christmas, of course, meaning both. This little guy looks like he's plopped down on a plate of Christmas chile sauce. I have always been a Christmas kind of guy. In fact, I'm starting to look like a bit like Santa. By that, I mean I'm letting my white beard grow long, though I have been working harder on that bowl full of jelly than I should! Heck, I named my daughter Holly. Speaking of the holidays. I may be very busy this coming week; making lists and checking them twice, etc., so this may be my last post for a while.