I had fun with this painting and I got a kick out of titling it Pig and Roses, a take off of the band, Guns and Roses. It makes me laugh every time I see the title. My husband and I have inside joke about pigs so over the years we’ve accumulated somewhat of a pig collection. This angel pig is painted from a small concrete pig that I picked up at Pier One. I love his happy expression and have painted him in many directions.
The roses are decorative touch that I sometimes add to my paintings. It is a wink to my earlier work as a papier mache artist where I made brightly colored papier mache bowls onto which I painted decorative elements. The rose bowl design pictured below was very popular. I think people liked the old fashion quality of them. I added roses to the painting as roses symbolize love that this happy angel pig feels.
Pig prints available here.