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:

Linda Popple said...

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

Sharlette White said...

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

mary maxam said...

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

mary maxam said...

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

martinealison said...

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

Virginia Floyd said...

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!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Such beautiful brushwork and color on this piece, Mary!

Katherine Thomas said...

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

Kathy Cousart said...

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!