Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rooster super models

"Double Trouble" 22" x 15"
This painting was "constructed" using two
different photos of I took on
vacation of the retreating one and the other
was taken by a friend. Roosters are quite large
and when they see you coming with a camera they
can get shy or chase you down for invading their
privacy! And with those sharp beaks and spikes
on their legs, watch out! Spikes is probably not the
correct anatomical term, I shall investigate further...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your roosters. My son in North Danville has a gorgeous blond rooster, but indeed he has spurs. One day when he was loose in the yard I innocently came out the door of the house and was immediately attacked. He used one spur to land a bullseye on my left lower leg and drew a significant amount of blood. He continued to try to attack, but I was able to fend him off until my son, the boss, rescued me. "Leo" is known to neighbors as the rooster who cannot tell time. He crows anytime the mood strikes him.

I did a painting of Leo and his ladies -- a Bardrock and a Rhode Island Red, which I gave to my son's wife and she was very pleased. However, I now can see how I could improve the picture after seeing your work.

Mary Paquet