Thursday, August 27, 2009

My Chicken Wall

I know I am supposed to be painting mermaids in The Mermaid Shed, but....
I Love Chickens!
What is it about chickens that make people want to collect them? I cannot tell you how many of my painter friends love to paint them. I know I am supposed to be painting Mermaids in The Mermaid Shed, but I can't help it. I was just watching a gardening show on PBS and lo and behold the woman had a beautiful formal garden and....A Chicken coop!! I almost wept with jealousy. I would love to have a chicken coop. I did have a single chicken once. I agreed to let my son bring it home from kindergarten. We named it "CHICKIE CHICKIE" It rode on my shoulder. I loved that chicken, but boy did it smell. I still loved it and would love to have one now.
This is my chicken wall as my children call it. The large painting is by a really great artist, Madison Latimer. I love her vibrant colors and her unique take on the rooster! Very creative. She did an art show at my home and I was in heaven with wall to wall poultry! If you ever see a giant box truck on the road with painted chickens all over it, that will be her!

This rather blurry picture shows my two latest paintings. I prefer the yellow one. I need to work on the tail on the black and white one. The way I work is that I hang my paintings around my house in various places and live with them for a while. Usually, I see some thing that bugs me. My husband does not understand the point of this... he thinks everything is great and does not enjoy discussing the nuances of a rooster's tail!

Really, I love him. I need to name him. Henny Penny??

I like the texture that I put around his head, but his tail needs to be larger. I like the background. I used some new colors.

Well, I hope you like my chickens....maybe the next time I can share about a chicken coop in my own garden!

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