Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bea the Chicken

Oil on linen on panel, 6 x 6 inches -- SOLD

This is a portrait of a Rhode Island Red chicken, named Bea. I meant it to be a study for another large painting, but I ended up spending more time than I anticipated. For example, I experimented with different brush sizes to render her eye. I also tried various patterns of the green background. Then I soften the edges of the chicken as much as I can. I used the walnut alkyd medium for the entire canvas, whereas I normally use the paint straight out of tube except for underpainting. It has a different brush feel and the finish.

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