August 12, 2010

"Asta"

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

This piece is much nicer in reality. Try as I might, I couldn't get the subtle coloration to come through. Perhaps It is the late hour. That said, I won't be writing much about this piece tonight other than to say that Asta is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met. He is the canine equivalent of JJ and that is high praise indeed. He is also the top dog at my favorite restaurant - The Dogwood in Baltimore.

14 comments:

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Well it's beautiful, even if the image doesn't completely represent the original. Some pieces are just difficult to show off to complete advantage, except in person.

carolchretien said...

Just looked at your work on the blog. Love the work very much. Great color and feeling to these pieces.
Carol Chretien

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diana. I have the most trouble with paintings that have blue tints and orange hues in the same piece. It just won't balance out no matter what image management system I try.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Carol. I popped over to your site and enjoyed what I saw. The cat paintings were particularly compelling.

painthorsestudio said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - way to capture the spirit of this dog! And I don't even know him...

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Kristina

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Beautiful doggy, with lovely soft fur! Nice job, Mark. It's great seeing your new paintings! Keep 'em coming.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diane. I'm finally getting my groove back and wouldn't you know - I'm going to Toronto next week. Hopefully I'll return fully charged, although the specter of the cold start awaits me on my return. *sigh*

Dean Grey said...

What an adorable, friendly looking chap!

Asta looks great, Mark!

You captured this dog's sweet disposition beautifully!

-Dean

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Dean.

Eugenia Wadsworth Martin said...

His face has so much feeling in it. It makes one want to take him home with you.

Barbara said...

Oh my gosh. Those eyes! That's how a dog looks at you when you own its heart and it owns yours. You captured it.

Margaret Bednar said...

Such lovely, faithful eyes! I want to reach out and pet him...

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Eugenia, Barbara and Margaret. Nice knowing you are still checking in on my spotty posts.