Friday, January 29, 2016

Leo the Bodyguard

Oil on canvas, 12x12 inches

This is a painting of my pet chickens, Leo and Coco. They are our loving Welsummer rooster and hen. Leo's plumage glows so bright in the sun light. I also love the blue-green sheen in his tail and chest. He has an enormous comb, and you can see the cast shadow of it on his back.

He was escorting Coco, while she was enjoying grazing in the backyard. It was somewhat breezy when I shot this photo, and I noticed that his tail feathers were blowing in the wind. I paid extra attention to the value contrast, especially highlights.

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