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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Miss Hen and Eggs - Two Paintings That Go Together

8x10 Oil on Canvas
by
Cheri Wollenberg
As I get older I have this crazy desire to do things I never did before.  It may be the "bucket" thing....I don't know.  My husband and I will be moving back to a farm home in the near future, and I have decided that I would like to have a couple of hens.  There are several reasons for this.....I think it would be nice to have fresh eggs; I think chickens are  fun subjects to paint; and, I have a little farmer grandson who get's really "wide-eyed" when he thinks he is fixing to embark on a new venture.  We have raised cattle, lambs, pigs, and crops, but never chickens!  At one time of my life raising chickens would have been the last thing I ever wanted to do.  My grandmother had them and when we grandchildren went barefooted in the summertime.........well, you know the rest!  Anyway, I'll probably extend this post at another time and write about some of my previous experiences with roosters and chickens, but today....I wanted to post two related daily paintings that I finished a couple of weeks ago.  The hen above and the eggs below can be seen on etsy if one would be interested in buying them.  I enjoyed painting both of them.

6x6 Oil on Canvas
by
Cheri Wollenberg

9 comments:

Karen Werner said...

Cheri, I just love your hen! The whites are just beautiful, and you made a chicken look regal! I'm with 'ya on wanting chickens. Me to, but it won't work in our backyard. I've read there is a trend in suburbs for keeping chickens. Almost free protein in tough economic times. Great painting.

Susan Roux said...

Sounds like a great new adventure. Have fun!

SYLVIANE said...

Wonderful, this hen looks like a movie star!

Carol Blackburn said...

Love the hen painting, Cheri...and, you sound like you are about to begin a new chapter in your life. Here's keeping good thoughts and wishes for a smooth transition and lots of new things to paint......:)

Angela said...

Gosh Cheri these both are so nice. I love chickens anyway and who can have chickens without eggs?

Egretta Wells blog said...

Which came first? The hen painting or the egg? Anyway, both are really nice. The hen is quite regal and the egg yolk is amazing with that natural shine to it. Have fun in your new adventure!

Egretta Wells blog said...

nice paintings, Cheri. Well done. Have fun in your new adventure!

n. rhodes harper said...

You take the beauty in nature and make it dance on canvas! Lovely

hmuxo said...

Love Miss Hen! She's painted beautifully. Moving back to a Farm home sounds incredible.! I could get used to that!!

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