Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Lucy with a Red Dress on
. . . a red dress with a white pinafore, that is. My dog William is quite certain that the model for this Earl Swanigan painting that appeared recently in a window at 243 Warren Street is Lucy, a dog who never fails to turn his head when we encounter her in the neighborhood walking with her human. William is unhappy, though, not because he has never been the subject of a Swanigan painting but because the dog whose portrait is displayed in the other window at 243 Warren is not, in his opinion, worthy of being coupled with the lovely Lucy.