October 11, 2009

Rousseau & the Mural

While I was painting today, I was visited by artist Elyse Harrison, her architect husband Michael Belisle and their dog, Rousseau. Elyse is an artist, mural painter and gallery owner whose work adorns several restaurant facades in Bethesda. Rousseau was sitting so patiently while we talked it seemed worth rewarding him with a spot in the mural. He's a wheaten terrier and too cute to pass up. In addition to working on his fur, I need to paint more ivy on the wall.

I also painted the roses, added some red penstemon-like flowers and repainted the "brown" mountain, which will hereafter be thought of as Bowman mountain. I made the color change after being asked, "are you going to keep that brown mountain?"

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