Theo the rooster- gouache on watercolor paper- 8 x 8 inches
About ten years ago I painted a series of pink hens. This is my very first rooster and evidently my stylistic approach has evolved, this guy could not and would not be pink. After mature thinking I have come to the conclusion that I am much more suited to painting these delightful birds than to raising them. Well, maybe, yes, no, I am not sure (mature thinking around here doesn't last long obviously...) Perhaps, I would be happier living next door to someone who had chicken and allowed me to paint their portraits. I think that would be the perfect arrangement. Do you have longings to be a keeper of hens? Or better yet, do you have chicken in your backyard?