Friday, June 11, 2010

"Waddle"

This lovely lady was a joy to paint. I underpainted the shadow side with a wash of cerulean, which I rarely if ever do...so that's something new for me and I think I learned something...hmmm then the darker colors of the hen are actually sepia and a dioxazine violet that I let mingle on the paper. She's so deliciously plump!

9 comments:

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

yup, plump and beautiful

Elizabeth Seaver said...

She's moving right out of the picture plane! Wonderful!

A Brush with Color said...

Oh, she's classic! Hahaaa--love it. The cerulean underpainting is luscious--really gives it a wonderful look.

Adventures in Art said...

Wonderful colors and I love the movement too!

AutumnLeaves said...

These colors are simply breathtaking!

Margaret Bednar said...

...I grew up with chickens walking all over our back yard - more so in the fall when the garden was pretty much "finished". You captured the movement perfectly. the colors on her breast are stunning - the background is perfect. Makes me think you have chickens of your own to study from. The peonies below are luscious too.

Karen Bruson said...

Love her face!

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Look out! Here she comes.

Cynthia said...

I like the head on shot of this cutie....and this blue background.