“Oink” Said the Oil Painted Pig

Champion Pig - oil on board

So I’m on a barnyard theme lately with my painting.  Once again I set out to do a sign to hang on the wall.  I wanted it to look rustic and folksy, but once again I ended up instead with a smirking, sassy, swine strutting her stuff.

She’s the second in my series of trying to do a basic sign on an old cement encrusted board.

Back of boardThe back side

Yes, it’s on another concrete-finishing knee-board from the old warehouse.  That old warehouse that was full of such cool stuff.   This knee board was made out of old plywood, which unfortunately holds up better than pine lumber.  Thus it didn’t have any cracks running across the canvas like  in my sheep painting, so this time I painted the background.

Luckily there was still plenty of concrete encrusted on it;  I love this because it adds texture and I love texture.

Cement on board

I also love the fact that it was a real item at one time; used, abused, worked with, and then tossed aside until it could be useful again, with little thought of it’s future potential.  It was purely a tool, meant to be used then thrown away.  But now it’s fun, and funky.

The fact I would consider painting on an old piece of junk like this still makes the Renovation Whisperer (Dad) scratch his head and give a little chuckle.  But he doesn’t seem to think I’m quite as crazy as he used to.

Pig closeup


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