Sunday, December 4, 2011

His Best Side

His Best Side    oil      9"x9"    
Do you have a best side when having your picture taken? I helped with taking a family photo the other day and it brought to mind, how so many of us try to figure out what the camera sees :) This rooster is turning for us all to admire his light struck feathers and show best side for the photographer. I loved painting the deep reds in the shadows and used the light to create her form against the yard.
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10 comments:

hmuxo said...

She's beautiful, Mary! Definitely her best side. Great colors!!

Brad Miedema said...

Excellent painting Mary! I love how you worked with the light. So much energy in this painting!

Susan Roden said...

Really strutting there - love the dabbles of blue and especially in the feathers!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Wonderful brushwork and I esp. like that suggested sunset glow in the distance.

Alisha B. Whitman said...

Everyone likes their photo being taken when they think they look good :) I love the lighting. And the background is so interesting but manages to not compete at the same time. Great job!

Fay Terry said...

Great painting, Mary. I love the tail feathers and how fluffy they look. This whole painting has such a nice loose feel and loads of appeal.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Mary this is beautiful. Love the values and the color, wow. I took a bunch of chicken and rooster shots at a farm recently and your painting is inspiring me to get those photos out to paint.

Barbara Pask said...

This is just fabulous, wonderful colors and light.

Gwen Bell said...

I always love your chickens and this one by no means disappoints. Beautiful job on those colorful feathers.

c.dingman said...

Like the pose of this rooster and the great way you gave the painting light.