April 17, 2010

"Harvey"

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

To those patient people still checking in daily, who thought perhaps I was stuck in some Northern European country waiting for the volcanic ash to settle, I apologize for not posting more often. I was traveling earlier this week, although thankfully not abroad. I was in Boston on a three day culinary tour. Talk about food that is delicious and bad for you! Scup's in the Harbor, Craigie on Main, Gibbet Hill Farm, Neptune Oyster House and Barbara Lynch's new restaurant Menton were a feast for the eyes and the soul. You will be seeing some food art in the near future. In the meantime here is a fun painting of my friend's Basset Hound - Harvey.



13 comments:

Bonnie Heather said...

Wow!!! Mark you paintings are amazing.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Bonnie.

Christy DeKoning said...

I love Harvey - my favourite part is the wonderful blue shadows under the ears. Perfect!!!!

Christy DeKoning said...

Oh, and I've been meaning to mention to you how much I'm in love with your Mime series - especially the B&W Juggler

Diane said...

What a face... love those soulful eyes

Mark Adams said...

Christy.

I was worried that the blue shadows might be a little over the top. I'm reassured by your comment. Thanks.

I had so much fun doing those mime paintings back in the 70's. Call it youthful exuberance. I'd give anything to be that excited again. I am sometimes reminded of that line from Jesus Christ Superstar - "Then I was inspired, now I'm sad and tired..."

Mark Adams said...

Have you ever seen a Basset Hound without soulful eyes? Thanks, Diane. Thanks for dinner, too. It was delicious!

Dean Grey said...

Mark!

This is a perfect example of the background being just as interesting as the main subject!

Love the leaves! Love the dog!

-Dean

Don Gray said...

Gotta love that Harvey--great work, Mark.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Dean. I was apprehensive about the leaves going into this piece, but I think they work. I'm glad you agree.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Don

You have been knocking it out of the park with the Winslow drawings. I jumped on the "backward glance" piece but I was, as is often the case with your work, too late. You and he make a good team. I look forward to more.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wonderful!!!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diane