It’s cold outside so I stayed in and practiced my painting. I used Sandra Gulland’s original (an author and artist) as inspiration. To see the original go here http://www.sandragulland.com/ or check out her on Twitter or Instagram. She inspired me to produce this version:
I’m always more impressed by my original sketch than the finished watercolour, but that’s the challenge. The hard part is mixing colours and picking brushes to get the right effect. I love the subject! Chickens are one of my favourite creatures. So simple in their ways, yet beautiful. We had a backyard coop a few years ago and I could sit and watch them go about their chicken business happily all day long. Especially in the spring/summer when I had offerings from our garden to impress them. Curious creatures.