Friday, April 8, 2011

More Hot Dogs!

 "Hot Dog #2" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot

"Hot Dog #3" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot

 "Hot Dog #4" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot

 "Hot Dog #5" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
 
 "Hot Dog #6" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot

 "Hot Dog #7" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
 
  "Hot Dog #8" -- oil on canvas 6x6" -- Margie Guyot
 
I don't know why I got on the hot dog kick just lately,  but here they are!  After painting so many cupcakes, it was a fun change to do the dogs for a while.  I have a huge package of hot dogs in the fridge.  Very cheap ones I'd bought to toss to the poor possums this winter.  I'd see them scrounging for fallen sunflower seeds under the bird feeder.  Poor things!  So I found a 3 pound pack at Meijer's, super-cheap.  The possums loved them.  Alas -- one day the possums quit coming around.  After the snow melted, I found out why: a coyote got them.  Poor things!
So I'm stuck with all these hot dogs.  I have to use a bit of artistic license on them, however.  In reality, they're skinny and kind of gray-ish looking.  Nasty things!  I try to do at least 2 paintings from each "dressing of the dog".  By the end of the 2nd painting, the mustard is looking toxic!  But -- waste not, want not.  I give some of the bun to Henny Penny, the studio chicken and the rest goes out to the rest of the chickens.  The first time I threw a hot dog into their coop, they sat up on their roosts, eyeing it with utmost suspicion.  Like Mom threw a bomb into their midst.  
 
I'd been told that chickens won't eat onions.  Well, mine do.  I watched them take a bite of chopped onions.  They stopped, chewing, looking around, kind of "licking their lips" and seeming slightly surprised.  But they ate the whole thing.
 
Found a little can of chili hot dog sauce in the store today, so that painting will be on the horizon soon. 

1 comment:

  1. I love your work, these are very charming!

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