|Dumpster Dog, 3x3 sketch on lined paper|
A few people (thanks, Celeste) have asked why there has been no new post in a month. I had planned to finish the painting April
when my guests left. I tried, but my heart was sidetracked when I saw a skinny dog lying in the shade of a dumpster as I was rushing to a routine doctor's visit. He wasn't there when I returned with some food and water. I'd like to think that he lived in the neighborhood and strolled down to check out the dumpster, but I know that uncaring people sometimes dump their dogs. The picture stuck and I've probably made about 20 small sketches. The one above was done with markers that were handy--lime green, yellow, orange & bue, a ball point pen, and a sea green pencil.
I remember the scene, but drawing the dog from memory isn't easy. I made the mistake of googling images of stray dogs. Don't go there; I had to stop--then I couldn't sleep.
I sometimes wish I didn't see so much--rose-colored glasses would be nice. And, yes, I might have to paint this, though I can't imagine anyone hanging it on their wall.
Now I'm hoping to get back to April