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Sun Dog

This large painting is from a photo I took of my backyard. I liked the simplicity of the composition and how all four elements are captured in the lower half – reflected sun, water, reflected sky and the ground.

The far side of the pool, at the top where the colors become murky, represents all that is unknown to me these days. My mind wants to fill in what it doesn’t know but without information it really is a mystery.

The act of painting and seeing what’s in front of me is also an exercise in remembering all of the great blessings that are currently in my life, as opposed to dwelling on all that is currently missing. Estrangement is a head trip that takes all of my mental muscle to keep in perspective.

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“Sun Dog” oil on canvas, 36″ x 48″