Saturday, December 31, 2011

Big George

oil on canvas


Good neighbors can be hard to come by.  George is my neighbor-has been for nearly fifteen years.  He never makes a pest of himself.  He just comes by every now and then for a friendly hello.  He peers patiently into the sidelights by the front door waiting for me to notice him.  When I come to greet him on the front porch, he showers me with kitty cat love.  When it is time to move on, he ambles off back to his own house. This is George's style.  He showed up at his present home much the same way.  He knew a good thing when it happened to him and stayed on.  I felt honored to paint him.