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Thursday, October 07, 2010

featured artist: poor dog farm

image copyright s. georgieff and reproduced with kind permission of the artist
At Poor Dog Farm in rural Pennsylvania, watercolor dries on paper and becomes a bird in a rakish hat, or a gator with a crown, or - as you see here - a bright eyed dachshund becomes a queen right down to her perfectly pointed tiny black nails.
Sam Georgieff is the kingmaker behind these royal personages, and when asked where the kings and queens came from replies: "The first set were the hares. I wanted to paint a set of March hares and then added the crowns as I wanted to distiguish male from female. I liked the set so much I started other kings and queens." I bet there are plenty of March hares and April, June, and July hares, and so on, around his 1890s farmhouse.
What a wonderful thing that Sam's love of watercolor and its wash of action as it dries matches up with the critters he knows, and makes a charming funny world happen. Go take a look at his Etsy shop and you'll see just what I mean.

4 comments:

Joey and Maggie said...

Very nice!

Katnip Lounge said...

The birds in caps are great! What fun.

acai berry diet said...

the cartoon is really nice !

Fin said...

These are darling Curator!