Friday, January 24, 2014

Day 24 of "30 Paintings in 30 Days"

"The Hen Pecker"  $145   watercolor and collage  (11" x 11" image)
Chickens have always fascinated me.  They have so many expressions that make them almost human.  I almost named this one, "Say what?"  but decided at the last minute that she is a bit of a nag, so I named it, "The Hen Pecker".  Tomorrow's painting is a rooster, so be sure to check back to see the companion piece for this one.  I love the feathers of this chicken.   I took this photo at a farm in Minnesota, where they had a big old truck that they had transformed into a flower garden.  Really cool place!   Wish I knew the breed of this chicken.   I'll bet my friend, Sarah Rosedahl would know. She wrote a whole book about chickens.  Click here to see it!  https://www.facebook.com/ChickenBreedsAtoZ

5 comments:

  1. Love her! Can't wait to see the rooster!

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  2. Wonderful and expressive tilt of her head! She looks quite mischievous!

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  3. Can't wait till tomorrow to see the guy that will fall for this "hen pecker"!! Great job-I love chickens too!

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  4. This piecfe is very bold. The colors are very popping. I especially love the contrast of the black design with the green color in the background. Outstanding work.

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