6"x6" oil on slightly textured panel
"Sweet Pea" is a special hen as she hangs out with cats! She does NOT discriminate! She runs to meet Mary Logsdon's car when she arrives home and lays excellent eggs too! She is even lovey lap baby! The body of Sweet Pea has more purple than blue, but the photographs just don't grab that purple...in any case, I promise the purple looks great. What you want to look at in a ptg is the values; how light and dark something is...that is the real test! Again, this hen was a fauvist girl from the get go...there didn't have to be much of a stretch to paint her in fauvist colors! Sweet Pea comes ready to frame or she can sit on an easel.
Sweet Pea is on hold with her sister; Big Bird, for Mary as she is traveling abroad and has no opportunity to see them just yet...so, as promised, I'm giving her that opportunity.
I want to mention a little about my process in these portraits before the project is finished. I always start with the eyes. It makes it so much easier to paint the rest when the eyes are finished. I will mark the outside edges in areas so I can stay accurate, but it is the eyes, and then usually the nose...after that it just paints itself!
Here is little Sweet Pea in her display options.
The color is pretty accurate in background in this...but the purples just don't show...sigh! Take my word for it...she looks good in purple!
I found this easel at Hobby Lobby
This Gold Leaf Floater frame was purchased through pictureframes.com in their floater frame section.
Maple Floater Frame
Black Floater Frame
This is my favorite option; the easel is a close second!