Winter Wall Decor “Momma Hen in Waiting“
“Momma Hen in Waiting,” one of a series of chicken paintings I painted on ordinary shingles some years ago, I like the acrylic paint going down on rough texture so I did a series of maybe 25 or more of which you see but one selection, here. We raised all kinds of chickens for years, some Rhode Island Reds, all beautiful, some more exotic, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Buff Orpingtons, and couple of crazy black and blonde (with top knot!) Polish hens that looked vaguely like Cindy Lauper….they gave us a lot of laughs with their antics. Fresh eggs…every day! A supreme treat. Once you’ve had a fresh egg from a free-range chicken you’ve had the best. Here is one of my favorite chicken paintings of the period, hope you like it. You can see this and others at George Delany Art, then visit Paintings/Drawings/prints. Contact me with any questions you may have.
Here is a close-up of my painting operation….with a hint of what goes on here….oils in this case, solvents, brushes, a palette of colors used at the moment. Mixing colors and applying them is often a wonderful set of puzzles to solve. Many times, adjustments have to be made, a color is too bright, or too dark, or too red, or not the right value, or tint, or shade, so you putter around with the color-mixing until you get it worked out to your satisfaction, a trial-and-error thing. Thank you for your interest in my studio and works. As spring arrives, I will be transitioning images from the world of Winter Art…to Spring, and then, hopefully, to summer.
Don’t forget to try two neat features on my art site, the first– the WALL PREVIEW capability which visualizes your selection in your specifications in different wall settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things. And secondly, the LIVE Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall. Not bad, really!