Uploaded new painting, “Xany and Lexy,” in “commissioned” section. It’s a wedding portrait for my dear cousin and friends, who are getting married in November. They wanted it to be set in the Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA, where they had their first date. Waiting patiently outside is Zhenia, their beloved Siberian Husky. I pumped it full of cheesy, romantic symbolism, because that’s what I do. I think it’s a lot like wedding portraits from the Renaissance, complete with suggestive food, faithful dog, and memento mori.
Once, when I was in trouble, Xany offered to drive over 10 hours to come get me, drive me back to his place, and let me stay with him indefinitely. They are people with uncommonly generous hearts, and this painting is full of my warm wishes for them.