Sunday, November 15, 2009

El Burrito

6" x 8" oil on panel
$75.00 + $10. s/h
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I wasn't sure if this was a mule, donkey or burro. So, I got out the old Webster's Dictionary and looked them all up. To teach you what I've learned:
burro: A donkey, esp, a small one used as a pack animal.
donkey: 1. The ass. 2. A stupid or obstinate fellow.
ass: Any of several quadrupeds smaller than the horse, and having shorter mane, shorter hair on the tail, and longer ears.
mule: A hybrid between the horse and the ass; esp. the offspring of a male ass and the mare.

So, this confused me even more. He's small, so he may be a burro or a donkey. He looks like he has horse in him, so he may be a mule. He seems stupid and obstinate, so he may be an ass.

We were driving home from fishing and he was walking around enjoying the afternoon, all by himself. When we stopped to look at him, he walked right up to the window.


Kerri Settle said...

Ha, whatever he is, I love the colors you chose in painting him!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

What a sweet little guy, whetever his species. Your painting really brings out those qualities!
Beautiful colors and shadows!

Celeste Bergin said...

your admiration shines through! nicely done. :)

labrown said...

LOL...great post Pam!

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks all, This guy just seemed to be a painting waiting to happen!