The Chinese Year of the Pig begins on Tuesday, February 5th. I had this cute little pig teapot and decided to paint it for a close family friend who is Chinese and whose birth year is the Pig. Actually, I painted two versions.
The painting is a very simple portrayal in acrylic on a canvas panel. Although the teapot is small, the pig is big on character. It was very fun to do after some of the more complex paintings that I’ve been doing lately as I don’t usually paint on this small scale except for watercolors.
The Year of the Pig (birth years 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) portends good luck for the people born in this year. They are hard workers, energetic and enthusiastic.
So, to my friends of Chinese background, and to everyone else, Happy New Year!
One version of this painting will be listed in my Etsy shop.