Sunday, June 22, 2014

Funny Thing...

So, I always admire paintings that were somehow inspired by a quote or a poem. Then, the other day I read part of an E. E. Cummings poem that stuck in my mind:

notice the convulsed orange inch of moon
perching on this silver minute of evening

Doesn't that sound lovely? Like it could make for a very deep painting.
I started with just abstract layers of lots of color and, of course the orange inch of moon, although I'm not sure about the convulsed part.
And as I progressed, I suddenly got an image of a pig stuck in my mind and it wouldn't leave.
Probably because I follow the delightful antics of Esther, The Wonder Pig on Facebook. Esther started out as a miniature pig, except she wasn't and is now a 500+ lb delight to many of us on Facebook.
Even growing up though, I spent many summer vacations on farms and loved all the animals I encountered there. For some reason, pigs and cows always made the greatest impression on me.
So, here it is, one of my larger paintings. My colorful pig. She makes me happy just to look at her!
The Observer
20 x 24 inch acrylic on canvas

In my Etsy Shop. 

Oink, oink!



  1. Liebe Silke,

    von meinem Besuch bei dir,
    bleiben sonnige Grüße hier.


  2. Oohhhhh I love this. I really like the way you started and what you saw in the abstract. Well done

  3. Probably the prettiest pig I have ever seen! Love all the bright colors.

  4. Such a sweet face she has! Lovely bit of poem too!

  5. Oh my goodness...she makes me very happy too!! I love that sweet face and her whimsical colors!! Just fabulous!! LOVE HER!

    Hugs Giggles

  6. Wonderful, wonderful work, Silke. I've always loved your paintings - filled with bright colors, passion and love! Fabulous. :)

  7. so wonderful that you found inspiration from that piece and created this colourful, amazing painting...happy ss

  8. OH, I love your piggy painting, Silke, and so interesting to hear how it developed. I too follow Ester, the Wonder Pig on FB...she's so sweet!

    Happy Sunday Sketches! :)

  9. What fun and I love how you were inspired, I hope you shared this post with Ester! Linking up with Paint Party Friday waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥