Friday, August 28, 2009

Blue Ribbon Pose

"Blue Ribbon Pose"
I always paint the comb first and then the wattle,
leaving the eye to almost two thirds of the way through
the painting. Once the eye gets painted their personality
starts to comes through! That's when they really give you
their stare-down, or curious quirky look as if to say:
"Why you lookin' at me?"

12 comments:

Karen Hargett said...

Another favorite!

Art with Liz said...

Fabulous!

Arti said...

very nice....

Marie Theron said...

Hi Annalein! Lovely once again! I cannot find the previous cock you painted, maybe I entered you blog by the wrong 'door'.

Cynthia said...

oh what a beauty!! The feather detail ,,the background....his face....this is a winner!!!

Vicki Greene said...

I always enjoy your rooster/chicken paintings!

Maree said...

Absolutely love your chickens. I think I'll go out this morning and get some Silkys... Lovely painting Annelein.

Nancy Medina said...

Great painting Annelein, this would be awesome on a big canvas - what size was this one? I grew up on an organic farm and the stare down by the chickens can sure be unnerving. : )

Karen Bruson said...

Another great chicken painting. Love how he is leaning. It leads you right in.

Diane said...

He looks like he rules the roost!

Krista Hasson said...

This is stunning!

Stilin Studio said...

He's got such personality!! Love it!