White and Bright oil on panel 5 x 7 in.
When chickens have the freedom to range feed the develop in every way from muscles to healthy feathers. They will take dust baths and just because of the freedom they have to go where they like their feathers seem to be healthier and whiter, almost reflective of light.
I used a palette knife to finish the grass and feathers. I begin with a light wash of all the colors after I have drawn in the chickens and then build up layers of color until I get the effect I want.