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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Power of two

I did this rather odd piece for my portfolio this week. I had intended to do a man and woman, but ended up being 'urged" to make it sisters. The cat that was in one lap soon seemed to evolve into a piglet. I realized I was painting two sisters I know, farm girls. I embellished the story a bit, as I know they don't drink, but it seemed so juicy to think of two hardworking [which they are] farm girls who spend their days flipping goats to trim their feet - and then rest in dresses, barefoot, with a strong martini...surrounded by family portraits - of their best stock. In memory of Sharon - Hey, I hardly knew you, but I can't stop thinking of you - twenty seems too young to go. I will miss your chicken stories and red braids. Catch a rooster,wherever you are.


coloredsock said...

mmm, that is one of my new favorite pieces of yours. so rich, so much to look at. and it tells a story that goes on. really strong piece for your portfolio, Katherine! i'm inspired. also...i don't know who Sharon is, but i hope she's catchin roosters, too, and gigglin at your painting. xo

Amy Schimler-Safford said...

Oh my gosh, I agree with Jenny. This is one of my favorite pieces of yours to date. It is so special and really makes you curious about these gals and those precious piglets. Tells a great story and seems to come from a real soulful place. Oh and the portraits, hilarious!

What a sweet dedication. Sounds like Sharon would appreciate these gals in her honor.

Linda O'Neill said...

Oh my god...I LOVE this! I am almost as much a fanatic about pigs as I am donkeys...so this one really does me in!

Your work is always amazing, Katherine. Have a lovely Easter on the farm. xox

Unknown said...

I just LOVE your new piece. It's such a peaceful look. Just wonderful!

Amy Cameron Evans said...

Really lovely piece, Miss Katherine.

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