This series is based on a chance meeting with two gentlemen from Palm Springs U.S.A. while cruising. They were great shoppers. One evening at the dining table, after we had had a shore excursion, I asked: What did you buy today? Their reply was: Expensive pearls for the dog. I asked if they would mind if I used the image of their dog in a suite of paintings. They kindly gave me a photo of “Brighty” their dog. The images below are the results of thinking about who or what you might choose to love.
A Choice of Love. Acrylic 90×120 cm. Should he choose the young lady or the dog : mans’ best friend
Forever Hold Your Peace. Acrylic 90×120 cm. Man comes with flowers to declare his love. Only to see she is marrying some one else. Now the dog thinks he will love me.
A Bird in the hand. Acrylic 90×120 cm. After the wedding the bride meets the man: saying ” A Bird in the Hand is worth two in the Bush” so love the dog.
The Garter Acrylic 122×91 cm. The Man watches the newly weds.
Engaged. Oil. 115×85 cm. The Man dreams of getting engaged to another lady.