I have an art show coming up in less than a month (Draft Horse Classic) which means it's time to start stressing out about it already. I really need to make some new stuff so it's not all the same as last year, but I don't have a whole lot of time for that (nothing big...) so I am working on making some paintings/mixed media images. I still say "I am not a painter" but I guess it won't hurt me to pick up a paint brush every now and then. Heck, maybe I'll even start saying "yeah, I'm a painter too." Somehow being called a "drawer" doesn't have a very romantic ring to it...
Anyway, I was going to do a bunch of horse paintings, since it is a horse show, but I've got this reputation as "the chicken lady" anyway so I might as well just go with it. Chickens are fun. You'd think I would be sick and tired of chicken art but I'm really not. These are a good break from the rigidity of making PERFECT chickens. These are lighthearted, not realistic, not perfect, not even necessarily "standard." Definitely going to be some artistic license going on... Here I am talking like I've made a bunch. Pshaw. I did one today. I have a bunch more wood plaques and plan to do a series of chickens and horses over the next few weeks.
This is "Modern Game Bantam #1" That is a female Birchen Modern Game Bantam. There may or may not end up being more Modern Games but just to be on the safe side I'll go ahead and number it. This is done with acrylic paint, metallic silver pen (looks much cooler in real life) and sharpie pen on a wood plaque. It's 5x7 inches, and will be for sale at the DHC unless it's sold before then, which I certainly wouldn't argue with. Contact me for more info. And on a side note, Mom says the background is ugly, but personally I think it looks pretty good! I don't use bright colors too often...gotta mix it up from time to time... ;-)
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