Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Mr. Pepper" revisited





















6 x 6 oil on masonite nfs

This little piggy was one of the first paintings I
posted 2 years ago when I started my Blog. He
and his piggy wife, Salt, belonged to my dear
Grandma. I played with them for hours on end
and still consider them to be among my most
prized possessions. I know...weird. Let's just say
it doesn't take much to make me happy!

16 comments:

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Adorable, Gwen and a really sweet story. I can relate to being easily entertained myself!

Robin Kent said...

I tried to scroll down to see what you said when you first painted Mr. Pepper, but got vertigo instead! You have a lot to show for yourself! I have a lot to learn. The interesting thing I noticed as I scrolled back to the top quickly was that your work is so strong, it stood up and made a strong presence even as it flashed by. I'd say that's a pretty good statement.

Mona said...

Gwen, I have the cookie jar version of these, and it was my grandmother's too. I feel the same way as you about my cookie jar! :-)

martinealison said...

Tout ce qui nous ramène à notre enfance est précieux... Joli petit cochon!!!
je vous souhaite de joyeuses fêtes avec de gros bisous.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I just love this little guy! I can see why he's a treasure. Hope you're well, and enjoy today!

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love the painting and the story. I can totally understand and relate to your story.

Kim Blair said...

Quite the sweet little piggy!
Kim

Diana Marshall said...

It's all the happy memories that they bring back, which in it self is priceless.

Terry McCray said...

FYI in case you are interested -the name of that particular design is Smiley the Pig and it is from Shawnee Pottery a long gone pottery company from SE Ohio. Hang on to him and eventually pass him on to children and grandchildren.

Barbara M. said...

Lovely,

I've been doing research on happiness, and apparently small things give us the most satisfaction, so you are perfect.

xoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

He's wonderful!!!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I love this guy, and he has obviously been painted with love. Where is Mrs. Piggy? Did you paint her? Funny, my grandmother had a glass duck and lamb that I played with and cherished. My memories are still just as strong.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful little piggy, Gwen! Love the sweet story to go with it.

DEB said...

Embrace your inner weirdness....no kidding, that is a poster by my daughters locker in her middle school. I love it!

Karen Bruson said...

Very precious.

Leslie Hawes said...

My Grandma was a Salt and Pepper shaker collector. I was allowed to play with certain ones, and would, like you said, play for hours!