Wednesday, January 4, 2017


         Struttin' | Pastel | 6x6

Another painting of a rooster from Fair Oaks Village, Ca.  Years ago, the story goes, an heir decided he didn't want the chickens that came with the inheritance of his folks property so he released them in the village of Fair Oaks.  Others decided to release theirs too after the villagers declared their presence, albeit it noisy, created a rural ambience they appreciated. Today, they all hang out in rooster herds and hen communes and are beloved members of the neighborhood...except at around 4:45 am!!!

Painting Notes: Note to self: do NOT use one of my most loved soft browns to cover the whole background! Use a hard pastel instead. That said, I don't have a hard one that will produce this rich, dark, reddish brown.

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