Monday, February 20, 2012

Rooster and his Chicks

Rooster & his Chicks, 10"x14"

Last weekend my friend Karen and I went to Celebrity Dairy, a goat dairy farm in Siler City, NC, with the intention of getting a few photos of their new baby goats...(or kids).

Of course I take pictures of the chickens!  The light was perfect....late afternoon shadows lightening up one side, with the bossy, proud Rooster contrasting his lady friends nicely.

This was done on a 12"x16" Art Spectrum Colourfix Plein Air Painting Board in Terrracotta, a nice warm undertone.

I do intend to paint some winsome goats and maybe a llama from this same visit soon.

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Happy Painting!


  1. Love the composition and colors. Only time I was there they moved so fast I didn't get any good shots. Lucky you to catch them in the light!

  2. Thank you Sarah :) They have an open house again in March....the little "kids" (baby goats) are adorable! Check on their website and see. I may go again too!

  3. I agree with Sarah. I love the comp and colors. Very lovely.

    1. Thanks Patti! I played with the background for a while...clumps of grass and rocks...but decided a simple background was best against the complexity of the birds.
      Appreciate your kind words.