Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pretty and Proud in White

Pretty and Proud in White 11 x 14 oil on panel
These chickens were commissioned by a man that had wonderful childhood memories of the chickens on his Grandparent's farm. He remembered the red building on the farm and I am fortunate in having the old barnwood from a hundred year old building on our farm which my husband made into a frame for it.It is wonderful to be able to fulfill a request that brings such pleasurabe memories to it's owner. This was one of those paintings that just flowed from my brush as it came to life. The pleasure was in the doing.
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  1. Hi Jean, I love these chickens...Pretty and Proud is write...they look like they are breathing...and the color and composition is wonderful...every painting is a wonderful lesson for me...thank you...Ellie

  2. This is really nice Jean! Beautiful use of whites, lovely brush strokes, great textures and I love that little bit of red at bottom right.

  3. I'll bet the gentleman is beside himself with this painting. It's gorgeous! Love the barn texture in the background, and the chickens have such form - full and three dimensional. Imagine having a frame of red barnwood to frame this!