March 31, 2009

"Rufus in the garden"

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel 6" x 6"

As an artist, I am frequently (very frequently) asked to donate work to various charities. I wish that I could accommodate every worthy cause that asked for a painting but sadly, more often than not, I must decline. I recently took our two feral females to be neutered at the Baltimore County Humane Society's Spay and Neuter Clinic. The young receptionist saw my blog, loved the work and asked if I would donate something to her fund raiser. She must have caught me at a weak moment and I acquiesced. Rufus here is her Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Of course now she has to decide to donate a portrait of her dog to the cause. Tee hee.

10 comments:

Diane said...

captured the breed... he is terrific

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Di.

Olga Wagner said...

Mark... I love your work...You have that special touch when it comes to the furry friends...

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Olga. Animals wear their hearts on their sleeves, which makes painting them so rewarding. You can tell what a dog or cat (well, maybe not a cat) is thinking just by looking at them.

Sheila said...

Wonderful rendering of a terrific dog. So nice of you to do something for the animals.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Sheila. I try and help where I can.

Dean Grey said...

Sheila's right. What a wonderful rendering here.

The orange colors in the fur are great and this is so detailed for a painting so small.

Really good job with that!

-Dean

becky joy said...

Great work with animals. Wonderful color. I nominated you for and award. If you with to participate, please go to my blog.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Dean. I was a little nervous about all the red flowers behind him but I think keeping them soft and reflecting then in his coat worked.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Becky. I just got back from the Big Easy. I'll check out the award. I'm flattered.