March 6, 2012

"Roxy on the Beach"

Oil on museum quality Ampersand gessobord panel - 8" x 10"

There is an expression on Glee for when two songs are combined together. It's called a "mash-up." (Ooh, did I just out myself as a Gleek?) That mash-up moniker would be apropos of this painting as it is both pet portrait and seascape. I can count on one hand the times I have painted the ocean. Loyal followers may remember my painting "Out of the Box" as the other daily painting of the beach.

This is Roxy, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Last week her owners gave her a final hug and sent her across the rainbow bridge. For many months she had been fighting a form of degenerative myelopathy and since December had been using a doggy cart/wheelchair to take walks – which she thoroughly enjoyed. This worked well until she finally lost the use of one of her front paws. She continued to go downhill and they then had to make that terribly painful decision. I've been there too many times myself and know the pain they are going through. I hope they find some solace in this painting.

I wish you could see this painting in person. It is one of those rare paintings that pops off the canvas. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Corgis. I had a little guy named Pippin back in the 70's.

7 comments:

gmoore said...

You definitely do beach scenes more often - this one is great....

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Gary.

Linda Noon said...

Very nice Mark - they will be thrilled with this piece of art to memorialize their beloved companion.
We love our painting of Williwaw!
Thank you so much!!!
Linda Noon

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Linda.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you Mark. A wonderful memory of a delightful little corgi girl.
Joyce

Deb O said...

Lovely!

Lisa Ober said...

Excellent work...and thanks for the blog link!