oil paintings by artist Roger Goode

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oil painting of Pig No.1

I couldn’t resist this photo when I saw it. I mean… what a face! There’s something really joyful about this pig (although, it could just be shouting for more food…)

The initial block-in and rough follow up was loose, raw and exciting. So I put it aside to debate whether to go any further. In the end, I decided to give it more finish. And I think it turned out well. But I still wonder if I should have just left it be.

Let me know what you think… (see the thumbnail steps below for the stages)

Pig No.1 is from a photo by Juan Carlos Garavito on FreeImages.com (see below)

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