Monday, September 20, 2010

Saint Pork

started a sketch some months ago after I got my bacon tattoo. Yes I  have a bacon tattoo. Anyway, it got me pondering about the magical draw that bacon has on so many people (me included). The first thing that came to mind was the saintly pig. The pork could do no wrong. I wanted to celebrate the food that has so many people under its spell while still showcasing my sense of humor.

The next step is to start painting in gouache and add liquid gold leaf to the halo. I’ve worked with gold leaf in my patron saints portrait series, and I hope that I never have to use it again. Unless I can meet someone who knows how to use it much better than I do.