Friday, June 22, 2007

Pig Power!

"Pandora"
13" x 16" acrylic on canvas

Well here she is...Miss Pandora in all her pig finery! Isn't she the cutest?! Painting her has really made me want a piggy. How could you look at that snout and not want a pig I say? My deepest thanks go out to Donna...Pandora's mom...for having me paint her wonderful kids. Remember Frankie, the blue eyed Boxer?...that was Donna's boy too.

And in honor of piggies everywhere, here's a great little poem I came across...

IN PRAISE OF A PIG

A pig is a jolly companion,
Boar, sow, barrow, or gilt --
A pig is a pal, who'll boost your morale,
Though mountains may topple and tilt.
When they've blackballed, bamboozled, and burned you,
When they've turned on you, Tory and Whig,
Though you may be thrown over by Tabby and Rover,
You'll never go wrong with a pig, a pig,
You'll never go wrong with a pig!

~Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

Have a great weekend everyone!

13 comments:

Sandy T-S said...

Linda, she's beautiful! I could give her a big kiss on that snout!!

CHRISTINE HUMPHRIES said...

Oh...my...gosh. HOW ADORABLE! I love her face! I'm in love. Great job!
Christine

Clare said...

Hi Linda! I am totally giggling with delight -- Miss Pandora is the cutest pig I've ever seen. I love how you've got her sweet face up close with those adorable ears and eyes and that beautiful snout. And in her dress she is the Belle of the ball! You are brilliant Linda. Have a super weekend.
:)

Jill Beninato said...

OMG! SHe is the cutest darn pig I have ever seen! You did such a fabulous job on this one! I love her little outfit...

Rebecca said...

Stunning snout, great colors. Well done!!! I have been at market all week and not following anyone's blog this week ... what a joy to find this today.
Rebecca

sanna said...

what a sweet piggy, and a wonderful portrait. Your blog is lovely, too.
I am an artist and dog lover, too...

Sanna said...

another message from me, so that you can have a look at my painting blog if you like...

Ro Bruhn said...

What a sweet little face and such beautiful eyes, you've captured her so well Linda
Ro
xo

cowbelly said...

Whooopeeeeeee!!! She is great! FABULOUS job Linda! All of your hard work on this project definitely shows! I am entranced by her slightly shiny nose, and the dress, oh the dress, LOL! Now Pandora's mom has 2 amazing art pieces! Whoopeee! (yes I know I already said that, lol)

Bronwyn said...

Such a cute little piggy!

I'd like to have a pet miniature pig some day. Did you know that they're more intelligent than dogs?! Did you ever see the movie "Uptown Girls"? It was on tv here recently. One of the uptown girls has a pet pig.

Judy said...

I personally know Pandora, and she is somewhat famous around these parts.
Pandora's Mom loves her very much and buys her anything she wants. She has a wardrobe filled with beautiful clothes and shoes, as every fashionable piggy should have.Pandora lives the lifestyle she deserves!! She has the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen, and she most certainly does love her blueberries & Cheerios!!!

Judy said...

I think a book about Pandora's adventures would be GREAT!! The kids would love it!! The 3 little pigs have nothing on "Miss Pandora"
She is still just a little girl, but has already had many adventures in her life!! How many little piggy's at her age have already flown by themselves acrossed country?

Kathy Weller said...

We finally meet, Pandora. You are something else. A fabulous piggie diva. I heart you!!