Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chicken Scratch

"Chicken Scratch"
6 x 6, oil, plein air
Available at the Gadsden Museum of Art
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Another painting from the Southeastern Plein Air Invitational.  I had finished painting #2 for the day and wanted to squeeze in one more.  I walked around and found my friend Amy Peterson painting sitting on a tree stump.... and there was shade.. which if you know me, is pretty important since I wear a 75 SPF sunblock.  We had a wonderful visit while we were finishing up painting.  She and I have a funny thing we tell each other while painting... "Don't mess it up."

Folks asked me how I was able to paint the chickens.  Before I got out the painting, I took out my sketch book and did some quick pencil sketches of different poses.  Then I pieced the poses together to try to make an interesting composition.

As always, thank you for following my work!

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