Monday, March 14, 2011

all that

This is a demo rooster I painted when I went to Moulton, Alabama a couple of weeks ago. It is painted a little looser than I normally paint. The participants in the class were newbys to the paint world so I tried to keep it simple. They were there to have fun with the painting process, not learn to be painters. It was a kick off to a chicken and egg festival. Yippee! This is a small town in Alabama but the festival has gotten fairly large. They have some great folks running the festival and working to make it bigger and more special. Shout out to Vicky and Detra. This is a pretty involved volunteer job. Detra contacted artists from all over the states to send in paintings that had to do with roosters or chickens. They received art work from four states and got some incredible paintings. Durn it. I thought my rooster would be a shoo in for the prize money.
This is painted on a 12 x 12" gallery wrap canvas.
Hope to paint some this week but am getting organized and packed up for a big three day art show in Fairhope, AL this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A show that had 250,000 people go through last year. Fairhope is in a beautiful area of south Alabama . It was designed as a Utopian Community in the 1890's. Supposed to be sunny weather and in the 70's so I am so excited . My first year for this show. Have friends and family going with me so what more could I ask?sold
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16 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I have some rooster pictures from Key West, now I am excited to try some loose renderings. Would love to see your demos!!

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  2. Love your demo rooster! Brushwork and colors are beautiful! We have mule day close by here...thinking I need to paint a mule. :) Best of luck in Fairhope! Take photos.:)

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  3. Love the colors and I like seeing your brushstrokes. Good luck in Fairhope!

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  4. On peut dire qu'il a une fière allure votre coq... aux magnifique couleurs.
    Attention aux poules, si vous le lâchez dans la basse-cours ! Il va créer des coups de bec...
    Gros bisous

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  5. "Durn it" ? Oh, Carol . . . you are funny! This rooster is just delightful, full of bright, cheerful colors. Just great! Hope you take the prize.

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  6. Looks like the demo went well as I witness this little tilted headed guy! I think it deserves first prize! Good luck with the show this weekend..spring shows are always fun!

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  7. Carol, I just love "all that" but think you could have named him "durn it" Can't believe he did not win major prize money.
    I love the Fairhope area- that will be wonderful. Glad you will have friends and family to be with you and support. Will create a big "buzz" of fun activity at your booth. Best of luck and travel safe!

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  8. This guy definitely thinks that he is "all that!". Love the colors, as usual!

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  9. Love this rooster! He is so "cocky!" I love the vibrant colors and I would give him a blue ribbon! Safe travels and I wish you much success on you trip to Fairhope.

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  10. Beautiful! I love how full of color this painting is. The thick paint and brushwork is GREAT!

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  11. Beautiful, Carol!!! You captured "attitude" perfectly. I love the contrast between the grayed background colors and the vibrant feathers. I love the looseness!

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  12. This didn't win the prize? That's surprising! I like this feisty guy, with the strong colorful brushstrokes!

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  13. I've been taking a lot of pictures of our rooster, "Mr. Doodles" in various light and am looking forward to painting him. I'm pretty intimated now after seeing this beautiful guy though! Love the colors and looseness.

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  14. Very strong use of color and nice bold brushwork.

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