Friday, August 15, 2014
Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 in.-- Click here to bid
This is our Welsummer rooster, Leo. We got him along with two other female chicks a couple of years ago from a hatchery when they were a-day old. Whenever I pick him up and put my lap, he likes to stretch his neck, draping down on my lap, and just relax with his eyes closed. My sweet rooster, thus the title. This painting is based on a photo I took when he was just a few month old. Leo's face was still yellowish at that stage, and it turned more red as he matured. I used orange and it's complementary blue, plus red-orange and yellow-orange.