When I first saw his picture, I thought he was magnificent and asked my friend's permission to him.
Originally I'd imagined a portrait, a beautiful rooster filling the canvas with a kind of blurred out background.
But, as I got started, I wanted my painting to tell the whole story. The character, the rooster, really isn't the focus of this story. It's about the setting... Her post said, "Quick weekend get away to do nothing but enjoy the beauty of Boxley and do nothing for a change."
So... it ALL became important... the trees, the rocks, the porch, the water tub, the peace pole, the fallen leaves, the foggy distance...
Don't you just want to be right there!?
Even with a stack of papers to grade on your lap, can't you just feel contentment and peacefulness of being in this place... and it's even better to know that a cocky rooster would be strutting around showing off for his hens!
Original Oil Painting -12"x 12"