Brahma Chickens

I don’t know a lot about chickens but I had a client ask me to paint his. This was the first time someone who wanted a painting didn’t have a picture to give me. He wanted me to come to his farm and take my own photographs. I did. He said paint what inspires me.

What I learned from this experience is to provide a sketch of my vision before I begin to paint. I had not done that. He assumed I was going to paint the chickens in one way but I painted them in another.

It was a learning experience and I hoped he really did love the pictures as he claimed. But next time I will approach this commission entirely different. Show a sketch then pick up a brush. These are the final paintings.

Amish Chickens

There really is no such thing as Amish chickens but I saw these feathery friends when we stopped at an Amish bakery in Kingston, Wisconsin. If you have never been to an Amish bakery you need to go and go now. It is soooo delicious.

So as I’m enjoying my cinnamon roll I see these chickens running around. Had to take their picture. Of course it means a painting.

This is a small acrylic. 5″x7″. I’m trying to stock up on small paintings for an upcoming event in Watertown. Lets hope I sell all that I have painted. 😃

Farm Chickens