Friday, January 28, 2011

morning light


I painted this scene on a 20 x 20" gallery wrap canvas. I primarily used a palette knife in this piece. This is the second time I have painted from this photo. I did it on a 6 x 6" panel several months ago and was happy with the results as was the purchaser from Canada. I told him I would let him know if I ever painted it larger so that he could have first dibs. Now I have lost his contact info. Sorry.
I really painted this for an art competition. There is a town in North Alabama( Moulton) that has an annual chicken and egg festival. They have asked artists to submit work dealing with that subject matter. No problem for me because that is one of my favorite things to paint.
I loved the light in the reference photo. It was early morning at my sister's home and the rooster was perched in front of a corn field.sold
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30 comments:

  1. Carol, your lighting in this painting is wonderful and the colors on the chicken ore perfect. Cool painting.

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  2. I always enjoy your paintings. It appears that you are as confident with the palate knife as with your brush. I particularly like the movement that you have captured in this one.

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  3. Lovely bright colors and light.Great job Carol.

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  4. Wonderful color and looseness, Carol. Love the way the feathers are suggested without detail. Hope your purchaser sees this and grabs it!

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  5. Love these bright colors. Did you tone the canvas in black?

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  6. This is fabulous, Carol. Love the black ground. It works so well with the rough knife work. (And start a computer file of buyer addresses in a place you know where to find it! It will be worth it for you.)

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  7. This is an absolutely gorgeous painting!! I love it!

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  8. Une pétarade de couleurs, de lumière qui envoie notre regard dans tous les sens. Cela permet de renforcer la fierté du coq...
    Bisous

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  9. Wonderful abstract patterns! You make me want to try painting chickens!

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  10. One of your best roosters, love the vibrant colors and patterns!

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  11. I really enjoy how color-block this painting is. So much fun!

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  12. Gorgeous light and awesome composition. Beautiful piece, Carol!

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  13. Carol, this painting is gorgeous! All that free flowing color! So striking!
    Brenda

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  14. What a wonderful rooster!! Moulton should be thrilled to have this entry! I'm loving all of your work, Carol, even though I'm not commenting dialy!

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  15. Love this, Carol. The palette knife gives such energy to this piece.

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  16. FABulous work! Great energy and colors. Like the way the foliage mirrors the shape of his feathers.

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  17. Wonderful work, Carol. Great colors and movement, so expressive!!

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  18. So strong, Carol. I'll bet they LOVE it at the show!

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  19. This must be so awesome in real life, Carol!

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  20. Great painting! Love all the energy from color and strokes, it is vibrating with movement, nice work!

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  21. J'aime beaucoup vos peintures.
    Le choix des sujets et vos couleurs.
    Bravo!

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  22. Great painting, Carol! I think it's one of your best! Wonderful freedom in the strokes and wonderful colors.

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  23. Wow, I love this Carol! The palette knife adds so much texture and energy.

    Cathy

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  24. Love your work. I loved the painting you submitted to this week's Daily Paintwork Challenge and wanted to see more.

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