The experience we are currently living through is remarkable. This is not the first global pandemic that has caused significant misery. The Spanish Flue of 1918-1919 (although it actually started in the United States), was such a pandemic. Of course, most of us don't remember that experience. This one is also different in that we now have instantaneous communication with other parts of the world, and it makes our awareness of the situation more acute.
So here's today's pet portrait. This is Abigail, and she was painted a couple of weeks ago for a client. The photo really doesn't do the painting justice. She was a bit of a challenge to do, but turned out well. My client was very pleased.
I'm still here, socially distancing in my East Nashville studio, painting away. In some ways, I'm fortunate to be an artist at this time, since art is often a solitary endeavor. Dylan Thomas wrote, "In my craft and sullen art," reflecting on his lonely midnight labor over a verse. Of course, my art is done in daylight, and I have the wonderful pups (and cats!) to keep me company.
Thanks, and enjoy.