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Friday, March 22, 2013

Big Red: A sleeping Hog in Acrylic Pig Painting for PPF

Here is my Paint Party Friday PPF Painting

Here's "Big Red" weighing in at 1203 lbs.
6x6 Acrylic on wood 

He is not actually one of the pigs from Ironwood Pig Sanctuary, but I liked his face and the colors in his coat, so he is my next one to auction off for charity on Ebay.  The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating the suffering of pot bellied pigs in Arizona and surrounding states by promoting spaying and neutering, assisting owners and other sanctuaries, and providing a permanent home in a safe, nurturing environment for those that are abandoned, abused, neglected, or unwanted.  They are home to almost 600 pot bellied pigs.  Can you imagine how much a 1200 lb hog would eat?


  1. Awwww, he's so cute for such a big guy. Hope he does well for the charity auction!!

  2. Wow! Love the perspective and the texture!
    Magnificently painted!
    Happy PPF!!
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  3. wow this painting is fabulous. Good luck at the auction. Happy PPF, Annette x


  4. wow this is gorgeous... the detail and great composition make it something special...xx

  5. Awe he is adorable..you are amazing...this painting is amazing...

    Hugs Giggles

  6. I love piggies but would never home one (so cute and small as piglets) but they GROW, do people forget this? Good luck with the sale for this charity. Lovely work xx HPPF

  7. What a magnificent pig! he is absolutely fab!!

  8. what a gorgeous painting!! He does look sweet-hard to believe how big he is. Best of luck with the auction-such a worthy cause.

  9. Such amazing detail.... good luck with the auction

    Karen x

  10. Thanks, everyone. The auction will begin next week. This is my 4th one. The others sold for over $100 each. I guess I will keep on doing it since it is working so well.

  11. Great painting! My goodness he is big!

  12. That is just awesome! Beautifully done! :)

  13. This is wonderful, I love your subject. HPPF!


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