This contemporary rooster was a commission for a Dallas collector who asked me to paint a colorful rooster. It was fun working with him, choosing the color palette, the canvas size, the subject matter...creating just the right image...it was a Christmas gift to his wife. Mister Rooster has color, texture and personality! I know that this rooster will love his new home. Here are a few photos of the painting....as it went through different stages.
As you can see, I started with a drawing in charcoal, then started covering the canvas with paint. Layers and layers of paint went on with a wide brush and then the palette knife. The palette knife allows the paint to be applied with texture and gives the painting depth. Feathers were added giving Mister Rooster volume and a full body. Details in the eye were important. Touches of color implying wildflowers were put in the grass. Thanks for looking at this blog and the art posted.
Contact me if you are interested in purchasing art for your home or office. Thanks, Kay
This colorful rooster is strolling thru the grass...he is actually looking for a new home. He is framed up in a handsome dark moulding with a gold lip. Because of the slender canvas size, he could squeeze on to a wall in your house! Contact Pam Massar at Dutch Art Gallery for purchasing information. This painting has lots of texture because I used my palette knife to sculpt the rooster. Thanks for looking at this blog and the art posted here. Kay