December 15, 2009

"Chase" (not dp)

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel - 6" x 8"

This sleepy little guy is, or should I say was, Chase. Sadly he has recently joined the morning stars. I can only assume that his appellation was derived from what terriers are prone to do - chase things. Squirrels, cars, cats, people, even their own tails are all fair game. Of course it is possible that he had a brother named Sanborn which would have been apropos since terriers as a group seem like they have had one too many cups of coffee. Then again his owner might have used his Chase credit card to purchase him from the breeder. Oh well, these speculations are profitless. God speed, Chase.

16 comments:

Deb O said...

Love the shades of grey!

Diane said...

what a sweet boy... the only time those pups stop are when they are sleeping... I love his repose!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Deb. I was channeling my inner blue period Picasso on this one.

Mark Adams said...

Zzzzzzzzz...Who, Wha..? Oh, Thanks, Diane

Teresa said...

Beautiful! There's such a sweetness that can be felt in this...I love it!!!!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Teresa.

Cynthia said...

Well his owners will have a beautiful portrait to remember him by....lovely work!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks from taking the time to comment, Cynthia. I really appreciate the sentiment.

suzanneberry said...

Beautifully done Mark. I love your work so much. Happy

Mark Adams said...

Back at you Suzanne!

Don Coker said...

This is a great piece. Mark!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Don. Glad you like it.

Dean Grey said...

Mark!

Chase sure was a cutie!

-Dean

Mark Adams said...

Yes he was. Thanks, Dean.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Exquisite. It so honestly reflects a sleeping puppy!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Claire.