Back in summer when the sun was shining and the air temperature suggesting margaritas by the pool, I spent a few hours getting to know chickens. Their coop was located down a little hill, next to a quiet stream, mostly dry in the summer heat. I had fun plein air painting their habitat all nestled up in the Tennessee greens and blues but dang if I could plein air paint an actual chicken! They are in constant motion, those fidgety fowls, so I gave up and just snapped photos to paint later in the studio.
I visited with these ladies several times last summer and became better acquainted with the habits of chickens, which are actually kind of adorable. I used to roll my eyes at the ubiquitous chicken paintings, but no more. They are really fun to do! Feel free to roll your eyes, but just know that I had a whole lot of fun plopping these gals onto canvas in an abstract-y background.
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...