Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Birds Of A Feather

Birds Of a Feather  8" x 10"  oil-stretched canvas
Today I needed to paint the color and movement of chickens once again. This flock lives in Sweden with a former student and I'm guessing they're a pampered lot! A little hunt, peck and gossip in the farmyard...what a life! I used a little bit different format for this. As it's on stretched canvas, I painted the edges as well, and will add wire on the back tomorrow. Nice for hanging right away, until time to frame.
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9 comments:

  1. Mary, you have such a beautiful command of color - just amazing! These chickens are so lucky to have been painted by you!! :-)

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  2. Now, I look at your POULTRY and then mine, and i think why did I post mine? lOL

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  3. Thanks Linda, I'd love to have command of something -haha someday maybe it will be color :)

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  4. Sharlette, I love your chicken and am using your post on the Zorn palette on something very soon...thanks a bunch!

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  5. Une magnifique composition... Vous avez su créer une profondeur extraordinaire en jouant avec la lumière et les ombres... des couleurs dignes d'une grande basse-cour... Des poules qui semblent être sur une piste de danse.
    Je suis très admirative, bravo!
    gros bisous

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  6. Wonderful composition! At first glance, I was looking at the beautiful rooster in the center of the painting. Then I began to notice the beautiful colors and brush strokes in the white chicken's back. I also like how the chickens in the background are suggested with less detail. Really well done, Mary!

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  7. Such beautiful brushwork and color on this piece, Mary!

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  8. Look at all those colorful strokes! Wow! You did such a great job with this! The flow of colors and values is wonderful!

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  9. Wonderful brushwork and color. Love the feel of sunlight at the back. Very fun and great idea to be able to hang it right away!

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