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Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Cock-a-doodle-doo! Watercolor

This rooster and hens is from a photo I posted for the Southwest August Challenge on wetcanvas.  I debated about using pastels or a plain ink sketch or watercolor.  Watercolor was the easiest at the time. 

For the August Monthly Challenge in the Southwest Forum on wetcanvas.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21645122&posted=1#post21645122

I rearranged the chickens and tried to not be too fussy.  I'm not sure where I took the photo.  Maybe in Kentucky.  The rooster looks like the protected chickens in Bastrop that I have painted before.  I'm sure this is not in Bastrop.  They have done away with the chicken sanctuary but you still see one now and then.

I sketched the scene first with a Zig Millinnium 05 (blue) pen.  I'm still using the watercolors to fill in rather than paint.  I did do some loose painting on the ground part.  I also see some drips that I didn't notice before I scanned the painting.  It is in a Canson watercolor sketchbook, this is trimmed to about 12 x 9 inches.

I mentioned on wetcanvas that I do not particularly like chickens or watercolors ..... so......


8 comments:

hmuxo said...

I love this painting of the roosters, Jo. Definitely a winner. My friend has a kitchen full of chickens and roosters in every form...paintings, statues, and tablecloths. They are very popular.

Joanna said...

This makes me happy. :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Thanks, hmuxo. Chickens/roosters are very popular. I have always sold any I painted. The colorful roosters are the most fun to paint. My son said this one looked ready to play hopscotch on the stones.

Joanna, thank you. I like making you happy!

Jennifer Rose said...

hens I like, Rooster can be a....PITA

very colourful rooster :)

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, yep, roosters can be mean, too. I had a pet Rooster as a kid, he would come when you called him and ride on your shoulder like a parrot. Crazy.

Jennifer Rose said...

I had a friend who had one that was more like a dog thsn a rooster lol

Joan Tavolott said...

I like your chickens and that rooster. Nice job on the feathers!

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, better dog like than chicken like. LOL

Joan, thanks so much. Happy you are home safely.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill

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