September 14, 2010

"Asta la vista, baby"

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

For those of you still out there, who were wondering what became of me - all I can say is I have been (once again) wrestling with my muse and that lady has been hitting the gym. She did allow me the best two out of three falls and I am happy to say I won the bout. I am picking up were I left off, with Asta as an ersatz canine Bacchus. I have been implored to create a wine label to be used in a fund raiser for the Humane Society at the Dogwood Restaurant in Baltimore. In all honesty, it did not take much pleading for me to take on this project, as the Humane Society is a charity near and dear to my heart. The study of Asta, which I did before the freeze-up acted as a service dog to guide me back to the easel. Good boy, Asta.

12 comments:

Diane said...

WOW WOO WOW WOO WOW WOO WOW WOO WOW WOO
LOVE IT

Margaret Bednar said...

That is one wine bottle I would not throw away. What kind of wine? And glad you're back

dominique eichi said...

BEAUTIFUL..... I love it

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, girls. I'm glad you're still with me.

Margaret - The wine is Chardonnay from the Mutt Lynch winery. I'm still working on the label logistics.

Deb O said...

I hope that the wine is as sweet as Asta! If the wine is as nice as the label, for sure this is one wine that won't make you whine. Welcome back!

Kristen said...

What a beautiful little guy!

Alice Thompson said...

That is super cool!

Mark Adams said...

Deb - You know where I stand on sweet wines, although Moscato d'Asta would be an amusing varietal.

Mark Adams said...

Inside and out. Thanks, Kristen

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Alice. Sorry I haven't participated in more Calypso Moon challenges. It has been a trying summer - creatively speaking.

Linda said...

Love your animal paintings! Excellent work.

Dean Grey said...

Asta is too adorable for words!

He could sell just about anything with his face on it!

-Dean