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Chicken Sunday

/ / Animal Chicken Painting Portrait

Painting of a chicken with a partially painted landscape background

Chicken Sunday. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2014

Birds continue to be one of my favorite animals to paint: I feel like I have a chance to paint with strong colors and not fuss about the grays.

Most of the painting was done with brushes (background: large bristle, bird: long mongoose flat), but I painted all the greens in with careful strokes of the palette knife.