Bartholomew. A renegade from birth. A rebel. A true son who ousted his dad, Heckle, from the top rung of chicken-dom at Prairie Flats Chicken Ranch in Colorado. Now, it’s hard to imagine the infamous Heckle being ousted, but that’s the story. Apparently, “Bat” (known by his close friends) decided he would, nay, SHOULD treat the ladies better. In his strutting and yodeling (wait…what?) around the chicken ranch, the paparazzi just had to take a photo of his beauty. Yada yada yada, he gets selected for a painting and a post on this here famous blog.
Photo reference and Bat
Above is the photo reference for Bat, below, the actual painting. Very scribbly and loose background, with a bit of an outside/pecking-on-the-ground feeling to it.
Bartholomew the Rooster. 8×8 on gessoed watercolor paper $50 matted into 12×12, unframed. FOR SALE 🙂
You need this painting in your home. You really do. It will make you smile! Happy Thursday everyone! Hey, by the way, I’m on Twitter now! Follow my posts as I tweet about other artists, events, and my works in progress. Follow this blog, and follow me on Facebook to get great deals, like $30 paintings for sale every Thursday. Happy yodeling!
Sunflower Season is upon us! Not sure about you, or where you live, but here in Bend, Oregon, sunflowers are showing their sunny faces everywhere you look. Therefore, this week I’m devoting my paintings to their simple beauty.
I started three paintings on my watercolor board all at once. I finished one for Thirty-Dollar Thursday! It turned out wonderful!
I experimented with several background colors and compositions. Here is one:
Sunny Sunflower, 8×8 watercolor on gessoed paper
During the month of September, I’m offering my Thirty-Dollar Thursday every week…with a twist! This time, I’m changing the format to a bidding process. The amount will start at $30, but if you want it, bid on it. A 12-hour window, 7am to 7pm, on Facebook, will be the platform. The person with the highest bid at 7pm Pacific Time gets the painting. Shipping, if necessary, is extra.
If you want to bid on it, please follow me on Facebook, which is where the bid will take place. Happy Thursday, everyone!!