Spring Wall Art “My Golden Fluff Ball”
Here is a painting in tribute to one of my favorite hens, back in her day. She moved me just as I’ve painted her here; beautiful, fluffy, golden, full of curiosity and life. I am glad to have brushed this image out one fine day– part of a series I painted at the time.
Spring in the chicken coop was always an exciting time on the property. As with us humans, spring is and was a time for new birth. We witnessed each year young momma hens sitting on eggs, waiting for them to hatch, for new little creatures, baby chicks, to seek them out and to cuddle under their warm, feathery bodies, watching their every move, providing for every need. The coop was a fascinating place as these young chicks grew each day. Ours were free-range. I fed them grains, yes, Chicken Scratch, yes, and yes, they spent much time in the coop, but they also took off, they wandered around the property for hours, learning about worms and grubs and seeds, and who knows what. At the end of each day they’d all return to the coop and find their place for the night.
So, here is another image in a series of hen and rooster paintings I completed in acrylic paint on wooden shingles, some years ago. These paintings are rustic in nature, the grain and texture of the shingle adds to the tactile, earthy quality of the image. I hope you find the image engaging. Welcome to “My Golden Fluffball,” an homage to a Buff Orpington, as I recollect her.
Common sense…back to work! If you’ve seen some data, there are strong arguments for going back to work, most especially entrepreneurs, small business people and service organizations. We are wired to work, not stay at home– most people know this, implicitly. Safely, prudently, practically…even here, will be a challenge. But if we can, we have to go back to work, no question about it. Entrepreneurs and small business owners in Michigan, Texas, New Jersey and all over the country are clamoring to do just this. Many small business people are facing bankruptcy, and live with a sense of the “end of the road.” Many families across this country are in despair. No jobs, no work, no income, not much comfort, Hope in short supply. We don’t want to get sick, we don’t want to make others sick, we don’t want handouts. We must go to work.
Faith, family, love and work…are in so many cases rising as if anew to the surface where they belong. Thankfully, as of this writing, most States in the union are “open for business,” and I for one, am glad. We are on alert–if you’ve read about the Pandemic of 1918, you have a sense that the “second wave is out there.” The Governor of California is worried about the third wave. Easy does it. Personally, I must plan on a safe trip to the garden shop and hair-cutter, this week!
While we’re bridging this period into whatever it is that shall come next, you are invited to take this opportunity to explore all sections of George Delany Art, prints of various visual themes: Instagrams, Photos, Drawings, Paintings and Americana Posters.
If you have not been to this site previously, GeorgeDelanyArt…try two neat features on my site: The first– WALL Review, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the L I V E Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff. This is my “business advice,” for the week– in addition to your families, treat your job, work, income the same way Momma Hens treat their chicks. In the chicken-coop of life, rebirth is happening, now.