oil on linen
20 x 32
Mushers on the trail – past and present – stop to cook for their dogs. Since the first bone was tossed to a wolf by a cave dweller, the contract was sealed. The wolf evolved into a partner – pulling, hunting, guarding – in exchange for food. Three of my Huskies – Hardy, Sasha and Rosemary, join professional mushing neighbor, Rick St. Onge in “Ancient Contract.” I built the lean to beside our river as a prop for this painting.