8x10 Oil on Canvas
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