Last summer when I was asked by Wilde Meyer Gallery
to participate in their annual group show of dog paintings, my first thought was, "I don't do dog paintings." But I discovered that once in awhile, when asked, I in fact do dog paintings. And I enjoy it.
This is the first of several that I'll be sending for this year's show, Sleeping Dogs
, 6"x8." Last year they ended up selling all five that I sent out.
Now "I don't do dog paintings" has become a bit of an inside joke for me, reminding me not to take myself too seriously and to keep open all possibilities. There really is time for play in this crazy art career game.