Frank, a portrait.

"Frank," 24"x24", acrylic on cradled gessobord
Frank is our black pug.  He's seven now and quite the clown.  I started this painting of him before Christmas, but got side tracked with holiday stuff.  It was going to be Jack's Christmas gift, then his birthday gift, and now it's his Easter gift!

This is a rather posterized style that I haven't done before.  Frank seemed to be the perfect subject for this type of painting.  In fact, he slept near my feet the whole time I was working on this today. 

I haven't been in my studio a lot because it has become the catch-all for all kinds of junk. So we purchased a couple sets of 3-shelf bookcases really cheap and Jack finished putting them together yesterday.  Now I can load them up with stuff sitting in boxes all around the place.  Once I was done with that, I actually wanted to spend a sunny afternoon painting in the place -- and I did!

Planning on spending more time doing just that.