The dining room in a colonial bed & breakfast provided
the inspiration for this latest work by John Weiss. "When you walk
into a room and the fire is lit," he says, "it's the first thing
you notice. My next thought goes to who should be enjoying this
fire." "The challenge of this painting was placing a pair of black
Labrador retrievers in such a dark area. The goal was to capture
the glow of the fire, so, it was necessary for everything else in
the composition to be rather muted. When you look into the shadows,
you discover clues about your surroundings. The softness of the
light enhances the coziness and character of the historic structure.
I wanted to capture how walking into this room was like walking
into a novel, an escape into another world."