What’s Time to a Pig?

December 5, 2016

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  • 12′ X 9” approximately
  • Mixed media including watercolor and colored pencil

A small drawing with meaning for the pictured couple. They raise livestock on their farm and this story is a family favorite.

A farmer stood up in an apple tree holding her pig. A man, passing by, asked what she was doing. “Feeding my pig” she replied holding the pig up so the pig could snag another apple off the branch. The man said, “Doesn’t it take a long time to feed a pig that way? The farmer’s response, “What’s time to a pig?”

Three Apples

July 22, 2009

Three Apples

Three Apples

  • 9″ x 12″
  • Oil on Canvas
  • In the collection of BR

Three Apples is a simple composition, loosely painted or as some might say, a painterly style.

Robert Henri is one of my favorite “painterly” painters. He grew up in the frontier Nebraska town founded by his father, John J. Cozad in 1871, then named Cozaddale, now just Cozad. It stands on the 100th meridian, which was the end of the line at the time for the railroad.  There you’ll find a Robert Henri Museum. How his name changed from Cozad to Henri is a tale harrowing to live through, but good for the telling.

Three Apples was gifted to a doctor who, perhaps, saved my sister’s life because he knew how to read a lab report. At least he saved her from suffering at the hands of the incompetent.