Saturday, May 14, 2016

Shaker Road Roost (Alkyd oils 8 x 10) Updated Version (I think I'll quit now)

I find chickens pretty funny to watch and when I saw this brood, group, flock or whatever it is called by the side of Shaker Road I just had to stop and snap a quick pic. I knew I wanted to paint them but it has taken me over a year to do so.  Do I procrastinate???? No, me???

Got some finishing up to do on these funky birds but I think I'll enter it in the County Fair this September and see what happens.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I hope you've had a great day so far and continue to do just that.


  1. What fun! I've never painted chickens, but it always strikes me a being enjoyable with their unique shapes and rich colors. Love your brushwork. It adds so much to the energy of a "chicken yard!"

  2. Thanks Carol, I appreciate your comment and of course welcome any advice on learning with oils. Enjoy your day.

  3. This is great. I love the way you linked them together.
    I also like the way you painted them. Great patterning on the black and white one and brush technique on the others.
    I enjoyed seeing your woodpecker. I have two different types here and both look much smaller than yours... 8 Inches - tip to tail! The Ladderback.

  4. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je suis très heureuse de vous visiter aujourd'hui et découvre ce nouvel univers...
    De mon côté aussi je paresse un peu ! Je passe beaucoup de temps dehors à profiter de la nature ou dans mon atelier et je délaisse un peu mon ordinateur. Cependant, je suis tentée mais je n'arrive pas toujours à tout mener de front !...

    Je suis admirative devant cette dernière oeuvre que vous nous dévoilez. Parfois, il nous faut du temps avant de donner vie à une idée... Il faut attendre qu'elle mûrisse.
    Toutes mes félicitations. J'aime beaucoup sa composition et quel joli travail dans le plumage !

    Je vous envoie de gros bisous ♡


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