Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Key West Rooster

Have you ever been to Key West?

There are roosters just walking around.  They don't seem to belong to anyone, but no one seems to mind that they're there.

I painted this fella back when I was just beginning.  I think I just tried too hard to make him just right - perfect coloring, perfect feathers in place, perfect grass, perfect barn side behind... In truth... he was a scraggly guy scratching in the dirt beside a cinder block building...  
Now that I've kind of figured out who I am as a painter, I think I'd like the painting better if it told the truth!

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