May 28, 2014

"Moxie with green scarf"

Oil on museum quality Ampersand Gessobord panel
8" x 10"
2014

I'm sorry that I have been remiss in my blog duties lately.  I have done a few paintings in the last month or so but my mind has been focused on the declining health of my faithful companion and muse - JJ.  He was diagnosed with an abdominal mass in late March and we have been trying our best to keep him as comfortable as possible.  It is so sad to see him slipping away.  One bright spot - JJ has always wanted to go outside and we have found a way to allow him to stroll the grounds with us in safety using a cat harness.  He doesn't mind the harness and I'm happy to report he has found renewed vigor in the prospect of going for a walk. 

  Lately it seems my raison d'ĂȘtre is painting posthumous pet portraits.   It is certainly a compassionate and noble cause.   It is satisfying to know that my work can assuage someone's grief and create a lasting memorial.  This is Moxie.  She recently went to join the morning stars.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

Mark, you have a magical touch! You have capture Moxie's sweetness and I feel like I can reach out and give her a hug! Brought tears to my eyes and I am sure my daughter will adore this! Thank you.