I finished the Outlaw today and feel good about the results. It came out with a personality fitting for the mean fighting rooster. And this guy is a mean one! He roams freely and terrorizes the other roosters, and he tries to break into the neighbor's fenced in coop full of hens.
It took several tries and some time to get a shot of the Outlaw as he was evasive. The day was hot and sunny and I zoomed in on him hiding under some brush to get this shot. The sun shining through the brush produced some nice light effects bouncing off the leaves and weeds. The photo was an excellent reference, but I made him and the scenery more colorful, and took liberties to abbreviate all the brush he was surrounded with.
I hope you like the painting and story about the Outlaw. Prints are for sale on our website http://www.thebartlettpair.com Please feel free to comment on the post or email me.
God Bless You,