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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Visiting Northern England: Painting Chickens

There was one more subject that I was inspired to paint while in North Yorkshire. Chickens.

The White Hen
10x8", Oil on canvas
Rita Salazar Dickerson
Lovely chickens, in all shapes and colors were roaming freely at times and adding more charm to my stay in the beautiful countryside of Northern England.

Resting Red Hen
8x10", Oil on canvas
Rita Salazar Dickerson
I have always liked chickens, freshly laid eggs and roosters crowing in the morning to wake me up -  so this was a perfect situation for me.

White Rooster
8x10", Oil on canvas
Rita Salazar Dickerson

I used my palette knife and applied the paint in nice thick strokes. This rooster's tail, in particular, was fun to play with. With the knife I softened the edges of his feathers by dragging out the paint into the the background.

There will be more chickens to come!