March 1, 2012

"Voltaire"

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

The fact that I feel I can post this painting, a surprise gift for a friend, with impunity speaks volumes about how last year was such a loss to my artistic creditability. The few faithful souls who clicked on this blog day after day, searching in vain for new work, were left mostly unfulfilled from May until year's end. I'm trying to not let that happen again. Voltaire, or Volt for short, is an American Bulldog and a real sweetie. Alas, once again the photo isn't nearly representational of the real piece. Subtle pinks and blues appear garish and disjointed...Arrrgh! David, if you do see this, it is really pretty nice.

7 comments:

B Boylan said...

So you are back! Keep up the great work and posting. I too get sidetracked from life and often feel guilty for not regularly posting. This guy is strikingly good! Hope to see more work!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Brenda. Fingers crossed.

Lisa Husar said...

Love this guy. Great expression! Glad to see you're back!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Lisa.

Diane said...

love his facial expression and suple suede like coat

Laura Virella said...

I applaud you for doing your work every day, regardless of who does or doesn't click and who is and isn't let down. You had your reasons last year, and the fact that, once physically ready, you picked up right where you left off speaks volumes of your commitment to your art and, thus, of you, as an artist.

Deb O said...

Love this, You've captured him exactly! Thanks, Sweetie. Love, Deb