Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog critter?

"Struttin' his stuff" 15"x17"
On this Groundhog Day we've all heard the news...it's going to be another 6 weeks of winter...boo hoo! So I thought I'd post a critter of my own. This guy casts a shadow, but there isn't anyone around to wonder about the future of the weather! My splatters and splashes work well with roosters to indicate dappled feathers. White feathers actually need a little color to make them "read" as white. I think if they were left completely as unpainted paper it wouldn't look right. Therefore a bit of cerulean and some yellow ochre.

15 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I like both of your last pieces! You handle watercolors beautifully. They seem to handle me, generally, despite my affinity for them!

Vicki Greene said...

What a fabulous fellow. The background is great and those feathers - wow!

wendyytb said...

I love it!! Roosters are one of my favourite things, and you have done a tremendous job on this one!

Paula Cravens said...

He is absolutely wonderful. I love your loose technique.

dominique eichi said...

I always love your roosters but this one is fabulous.

Cynthia said...

WOW,,,,speaking of loving your Roosters....this is a beauty! Love those varigated feathers. Like the flowers in the background too.

sue said...

Oh, this one's a gem, Annelein! Great job on the rooster, but then, I always love yours.

Katie said...

ooh... Flowers AND Roosters together! Love it!

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Wonderful painting! Thanks for sharing.

meera said...

He is one handsome guy! --I love the way you have painted him! --wonderful colors and great handling!

Marsha Robinett said...

Tell you what...I would rather depend on your 'groundhog' than the traditional one, especially with this years forecast. Love your roosters and am always attracted to them.

Debbie said...

He is really strutting his stuff!!!!Absolutely beautiful!

ArtistLady said...

Beautiful! I kept peeking at it throughout the day. :-)
CarolH-NY

Tracey said...

This is so beautiful!

Pam Utton said...

love that rooster! : )