I really feel like I am coming into my own now with this project. But the time factor is very weighty upon my mind. I have have spent 2 months painting this thing already, and 2 years preparing for it. I feel as if I could paint for 2 more years on it and it still wouldn’t live up to my expectations. Here is an update on the progress, and a detail shot of the dog. Chaz described the dog as having a happy pant. For me the dog is my self portrait. It is the only character that is looking back at you the viewer. Geometrically, it is in the exact center. I will talk at length later about the whole geometry that went into setting up this composition.

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