I love these guys! I had to write about this one. These are chickens from a french (not quebecois!) farmer who lives in the Saguenay area in Quebec (actually she was french and he was quebecois, but they were her chickens ;) ). There were maybe 50 chickens of all different breeds going crazy for the latest feeding time. They were awesome little guys with great colour, shape and movement. There was even a little white fluff-ball chicken (not featured here) significantly smaller than all of the rest- so ridiculous! It was overcast when I was taking the picture for this painting so I had to adjust the contrast and colour intensity when I was painting to make it more interesting. This one took me 24hours to paint...I normally don't talk about this or track it really, but this was a looooong one for me. I am very happy with the result! Hope you enjoy it too :)
It has been a while since I have painted! Too long. This is a painting of a picture my friend Deb took. We spent the Canada Day Long weekend painting in her studio....what a treat for me :). I love the little chicken hiding amongst the tall grass.The hen in the front also has quite the saucy posture going on- love it.
This is experimentation at it's best! I first created a sketch of the cows from a picture and painted an under painting. I then took an icing piper filled it with paint and created all of the outlines in the painting. Then I added in the colour and voila! Super fun.