Gratitude in Grey
Original Oil on Panel
There are so many layered feelings during this shut down. Shades of grey. I painted this Greyhound in a monochromatic grey palette to reflect these complex emotions. So many of us are missing our families and friends, the freedom to come and go as we wish, but at the same time we are so grateful and thankful if we are among the fortunate ones who have all our needs met when so many others do not. The gratitude far outweighs any inconvenience!
I also thought about Greyhounds as a breed and the gratitude they must feel when they are rescued from their abusive lives as racing dogs. Many meet an early death when they are no longer deemed profitable. The fortunate ones are adopted into loving families and live out the rest of their lives as pampered couch potatoes.