Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
She says, "You were always a good egg" , and plants a wet Valentine's Day kiss upon his hard exterior shell. Although he always tried to put up a tough front, she knew that inside he was just an old softie.
A rule in art is to avoid a tangent. A definition of tangent: touching and not intersecting a curve or curved surface at one and only one point: said of a line or plane. This is also known as "kissing". Rules are made to be broken, or at least bent.
For this painting, I was experimenting with chromatic black and the beautiful grays they can produce. Check it out here.
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