Ruler of the Roost
30" x 30" Oil on LinenAfter painting days of small canvas panels, I switched it up big time. I had an oil primed piece of linen that measured 50" x 50" so I taped it to a big board, put it on my easel and got my big brushes out. I had so much fun with this painting! When I started, I knew I wanted to be expressive and use some vivid colors. I really didn't have a game plan other than to paint big, bold strokes. I was very careful to lay in the darks and the shadows, and to get his eyes and beak right, but after that I let my imagination go on the colors and the looseness of the feathers. There is variety in my strokes, and I did not realize until I cleaned up that I had used about fifteen different brushes because I didn't want my oils to get muddy. I didn't hesitate to pick up a clean brush to avoid muddy oils.nting other than to use it for mixing colors.