Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sweet Susie from Animal Place

I couldnt' help but smile at this content pig basking in the warm sun. This is what Animal Place wrote about how sweet Susie got to be at their sanctuary:

Susie was a research pig whom the researcher fell in love with. She and her sister Valerie were saved from slaughter (as is the fate of many research farmed animals) and has lived at Animal Place since she was six months old. She's now 8!

Many thanks again to Sam Dolman who so patiently helped me figure out how to put that cool little widget on the side. Sam sent me to HERE on ebay to get the code to insert into the widgets on the customize page. I just had to figure out how to resize it a bit because the code was written for a blog post. Lil' Susie is 6x6 oil on panel.

21 comments:

Hellenne Vermillion said...

OMG, you really captured Susie!

sam said...

Terrific Sheila, and what a sweet smile!

Art with Liz said...

Oh Sheila, both Susie and Summer and Sadie are wonderful. Love the delicious paint - and the stories are sad, but heartwarming.

AutumnLeaves said...

Susie is so cute!! I am reminded of Wilbur in Charlotte's Web!

maria said...

I love the lively colors and brushwork on Susie. She looks content and happy.

rob ijbema said...

yes great expression both pig and brush strokes,thanks for the smile!

Lauren Maurer said...

Too cute! My sister in law had a piggy named Wilber for years and years! He was adorable and so is Susie!

Krista Hasson said...

Sheila, very nice, I love pigs. I really like the texture you have acheived.

Cathyann said...

I like the energy of this creature that you captured here, Sheila. Bet she is a handful of fun.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Susie is sweet.
Great job.

Dean Grey said...

She sure looks happy, Sheila!

Great color choices too....as always.

I LOVE that new eBay widget you're using! I totally have to get that!!!!

-Dean

Trevor Lingard said...

Great little piggy Sheila.
Definetely not the one that went to the market.
Love the freshness in the brush strokes.
Regards

Tonya Vollertsen said...

This swanky swine looks so satisfied in her brush stroke world! Instantly puts a smile on your face to see it! Nicely done.

Angela Elledge said...

Awwwww! Love that smile from ear to ear.

Edward Burton said...

Such a sweet content expression. Wonderful job, Sheila.

suzanneberry said...

Great brush work and such a sweet face! Beautiful job! thank syou for your kind words. hugs, suz

Patrice said...

Another wonderful animal portrait. Sheila, you just get better and better.

Linny D. Vine said...

Sweet Susie is a beauty and she's all about happiness!

Suzanne said...

*squeal*

she's cute as a bug in a rug, shelia.

Lokelani Forrest said...

Love your painting of Sweet Susie. My daughter-in-law has a miniature pot-belly pig who she calls Baby. He is the cutest thing and a great conversationalist.

Dana Cooper said...

Susie is sweet indeed Sheila!