Saturday, June 9, 2007

"Three-Legged Pig," 5x7, oil on canvas board


This is a cheap, charming little doodad I got on a trip to wine country the day before I painted it. I was told he brings good luck. On evenings before I go to my day job I have less time, so it's better to paint a fairly simple subject like this, or else I'm up until 2 am. But this little guy was tougher than he looks. Those curves and the ears are deceptive. I still don't think I got the terra cotta color right. But I had lots of fun doing the background. (OK, I changed it on impulse the next morning.)

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