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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Cock-a-doodle-doo

I can't remember if I have posted this painting before (sorry if I have) I had a piece of old scrap hardboard which was about picture size and straightened the edges,  using the smooth size to paint this rooster which I copied from a book. Was stuck with the brown feathers until I accidently just pressed the brush down to hard and lo and behold a feather!! So that bit was done in double quick time. The outer edges I put some burnt umber on and then wiped it quickly off so it just gives a stain. It has a coat of satin varnish over it as it's not behind glass and with a piece of stiff cardboard on the back with a bit of string. It has been hanging in the kitchen for a good few years now I would like to do a hen to go with it but one of these days......!

4 comments:

  1. Stunning work!! I love the detail, I clicked on it so I could zoom in, your feathers are fantastic. Jaqui x

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  2. I love it! Is there any craft/art that you can't do??

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  3. That is one amazing picture, the colours are so rich, makes the painting almost life like.I love it, well done.xx

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  4. Wow..now THAT is a talent I would love to have! How funny that you posted a pic of a rooster you painted and last night I posted about some chickens and roosters I am quilting! lol

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