Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"Seamus" by F, Chicago. Charcoal on paper

Now isn’t this precious? A scruffy young pup imploring us to a game of fetch or whatever it is dogs do. Chicago’s F, who sent us this charming canine, certainly seems smitten with her “Seamus” but it leaves this reviewer as cold as a Siamese cat. With eyes as soulless as a sharks and ham-fisted shading looking more like the coarse etchings of a lifeless, turn-of-the-century nude than a frisky modern-day mutt, F has managed to capture all the warmth of a shareholders meeting. No need to play dead, Seamus.