Thursday, January 27, 2011

King of the Barnyard

King of the Barnyard, 12x12 inch Gallery wrap canvas w/painted deep edge

I painted this fun little painting in acrylics while waiting on the three oil paintings I have in progress to dry.  I used a photo ref as a guide and a bit of license to make the painting impressionistic.  The acrylics were drying very fast during the work and to get the blends, I had to paint faster than my usual pace.  I think the reason for the paint drying faster was because the space heaters were on in the studio and the humidity was low.

The King lives New Ulm, Texas.  The reference photo was courtesy of the Richter Farm.

On the easel:  I have the two wip's shown in the last posting nearing completion and hope to finish one soon.  And, I started another oil painting of three roseatte spoonbills and have filled the canvas with the first layer.  I also have another portrait of my grandson about halfway finished. 

I enjoyed painting the rooster.  Always fun.  Hope you like the painting.

Let us pray before we paint,


Chrissy Dwyer Art said...

There is just something about chickens I love too. I have down a chicken painting and the purchaser who bought it commissioned another one! Your chicken painting is lovely. Great use of time while your other paintings dried!

Jimmie Bartlett said...

Thanks Chrissy. I enjoy painting roosters. We had chickens two houses back in our moves and they were always getting into it. At one time we had horses, cows, 19 cats, 7 dogs, and a bunch of sheep. My girls kept picking up strays and bringing them home. At that time my wife and I both were working full time and two daughters in junior high school.