Dog Day on the Coast of Maine
A treatment facility recently acquired three of my oils as part of a plan to brighten their halls and residents' days with original art. This was one of the pieces. In the spirit of the client's feel-good initiative, I included an Artist Statement that related the story behind the painting:
Southwest Harbor, Maine
This was painted on the afternoon of June 22, 2016, from the Manset side of Southwest Harbor. Shortly after setting up in a quiet, shaded spot, I was joined by a local dog. I suppose the rest of the village was even quieter, because my visitor settled down near me and watched me paint. After 30 minutes or so he got up and trotted off. I figured he had gotten bored and sought adventure elsewhere, but five minutes later he returned with a slice of pizza, fully intact. After settling back into his spot, he unhurriedly gnawed his way through the slice, except for the crust. He napped for an hour, then ambled away with a shared contentment for the day’s activity.