February 9, 2010

"RibN Redux"

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel 8" x 10"

I went to a Super Bowl party yesterday at the home of my friends, the Jokesters. Bless them for the invite, as we don't have television reception where we live. It's the price we pay for living in paradise. We are trying to get cable to come down our road but so far Comcast is not receptive to the idea. I don't really miss TV except for things like the Super Bowl and the Olympics, well, and the Food Network. Given that New Orleans is our second home, I need hardly say, a good time was had by all. Whoo Hoo! - Way to go Saints! Laissez les bons temps rouler!! Cheering on the Saints with us was one of the sweetest dogs on the planet, Marianne and Steve's Australian Shepherd named RibN. His appellation is derived from a ribbon of black fur that dissects his right side (or is it his left?). Aside from his good nature, he is a thing of beauty and I thought today would be a good day to reacquaint myself with the breed.

18 comments:

arcobaleno said...

Wowwwww! BELLISSIMO, Mark!!! many hugs!!!

Diane said...

A beautiful boy! You've captured his breeds typical look.."The Eye".

m collier said...

Beautiful !!

Mark Adams said...

Grazie molto, Arcobaleno.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diane. Aside from his fascinating coat of many colors, RibN's eyes, as you noticed, are a gorgeous spectral prism and good fun to paint.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, M.

Pat Burns said...

Nothing to say but WOW!

Mark Adams said...

How about "Bow wow?"

Thanks, Pat.

Cynthia said...

What a sweet face....what an expression he has....great work...love his markings too.

Mark Adams said...

thanks, Cynthia.

Don Gray said...

A beautiful dog, beautifully painted.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Don. I've been so busy with the move that I haven't had a chance to see what's been going on with my follow artists. Your painting of Winslow (Sunchaser) is breathtaking! Andrew Wyeth would be proud to call that composition his.

Dean Grey said...

Mark!

A thing of beauty indeed!

Very well done!!

-Dean

Joanne said...

As soon as the picture came up, I knew this beautiful dog was an Australian Shepherd! We had one that was quite mottled - a "Blue". They are indeed gorgeous dogs, and so very intelligent! You can see that calm brightness in this dog's eyes too!

Anonymous said...

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Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Dean! I haven't been called a thing of beauty in such a long time...Wait, what? OH! you mean the painting. Yeah, that's nice, too, I guess. thanks.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Joanne. He is a handsome dog.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Anonymous. It is my fervent desire to paint, write and post more in the near future. Keep checking in.