The Pig's Tale, Original Mixed Media Art
In this modern mixed media painting, two plump young piglets snuggle each other. The warm coral pinks of the art are offset by the bright combination of magenta and teal. The magenta is a combination of red and violet; therefore, magenta contains the passion, power and energy of red, restrained by the introspection and quiet energy of violet. This color is also offset by turquoise tones. The color turquoise helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It presents as a friendly and happy color enjoying life.
In color psychology, turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability. In the process it can appear to be on an emotional roller coaster, up and down, until it balances itself.
A combination of blue and a small amount of yellow, it fits in on the color scale between green and blue. It radiates the peace, calm and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow.
So this magenta and turquoise background forms a peaceful home for the pigs which in the Chinese Zodiac, pigs are known to be generous and joyful creatures, relishing in the lavish details and abundance that life has to offer. The pig painting exudes a natural charm and serves as a reminder to be generous.
The title “The Pig’s Tale” was borrowed from a Lewis Carroll poem of the same name. I chose it to allude to the playful and quizzical characters in Carroll’s childrens’ literature
A piece like “The Pig’s Tale” creates a fanciful atmosphere, one perfectly suited for storytelling, reading rooms, or places where the imagination soars. The watercolor pigs form the focal point to an otherwise abstract & playful background. The surface is sealed with a faux encaustic giving the entire painting a warm glow with a subtle sparkle that emulates warm bees wax.
This art makes a great gift for someone born in the Chinese Zodiac year of the pig but also refers to people with a generous nature and love of beautiful things.
Feng Shui practitioners believe that pigs are good symbols for abundance and enhance the wealth areas of your home.
ARTIST: Miriam Schulman
SIZE: 8x8" art, 10x10 with frame
FRAMING: optional 10x10" gold floater frame
MATERIALS: mixed media on gallery-wrapped canvas with acrylic varnish
SHIPPING: All original art sent withing the US is mailed via FAST priority mail shipping, a 2-3 day service. International art is sent first class and express shipping option is available to all locations