Saturday, May 22, 2010

Roostering


watercolor
(SOLD)

My pet chicken has a father! I met this rather handsome rooster (Lily's father) at the Farmer's Market where "Jus' Tom", the local silkie chicken guy was carrying him around town. He was looking rather regal so I got a couple shots of him before he padded away.

Watercolor on Arches, cold press, 140 lb.

13 comments:

wagonized said...

The way you treated the background, you painted his feathers, his contour, the colors -- it's all so beautifully done, Joan! I saw the thumbnail on FB and it looked like a photo!

Joan Y said...

Wow, thanks for the very, very kind words Francie! It means a lot! :D

Randy said...

Damn, Girl, You Got Talent!-)

tink said...

Joan..that is a fantastic painting.He is a really handsome rooster too (at least thats what all the chicks say). Nice work...

Joan Y said...

Thanks much Randy!!!

Tina ... Mahalo! Lily gets her good looks from that side of the family. :)

caseytoussaint said...

Oh I love that! I've actually tried painting that very same kind of chicken and it's not easy.

Joan Y said...

Thanks Casey! I'd love to see your painting! I'm sure you handled it much more proficiently than I!!! I love your artwork!

Snickers Xx said...

Wow he really does look "regal!" :) I love his feathered feet and the way you painted him! :D

Snickers Xx said...

meant to say, in case anyone is interested i found a "fun" blog:

www.kjellbergprinting.blogspot.com

it's called "Paper Views" by some printer in chicago..always good for a few unusal or wierd tidbits!!! :)

kimberly shaw said...

Fantastically painted!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Sorry been so long responding to this excellent fine fellow you have created in watercolours. Good to see you used your painting talents alongside all your bird rearing.

steve said...

How'd i miss this one- wow, brilliantly done Joan!

mrana said...

Gorgeous!!