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Old 01-12-2018, 05:46 PM
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I painted this with the idea of preserving the dark, old masters type of scene. The original wall behind the chickens was very plain, and uninteresting, so I added the window at the upper left, and the foliage at the upper left.


I recently entered this painting into the Glendale Art Competition, 2018, and it was juried into the show, along with my "Biff" painting--the surrealistic, abstract painting that I posted awhile ago.

This "Chanticleer" painting sold.
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That's outstanding, Bill. Since old masters didn't refrain from using black –
in fact, since they had a shortage of blue, black was their staple "low-chroma blue" – did you use black pigment there?
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This is one of the most likeable paintings I've seen. I'm not surprised it sold as its a subject that is hard to dislike and, the colour and painting are stunning. I reckon if you were so inclined you could sell any number of prints of this globally.

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It was said 300/400 years ago in memoirs and futher back in art history, during many notable exhibitions,that a little red in the right place would win the judges attention. This is true today as ever. Nicely done Bill!

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Good luck in the show Bill: I love the addition of the window and foliage.
Very nice.
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Great chickens - a real winner, Bill.
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Congratulations Bill ,, it’s a beautiful painting !
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Thank you, fellow artists! I am not sure, but perhaps the president of Midwestern University may have been the buyer of this painting. She has been purchasing many original art pieces of animals, since that school recently included a Veterinarian Program in their curriculum.

She already owns several of my paintings, which include flowers, and animals.

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Absolutely beautiful!
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I like the flow of the whole composition. Fun subject, nice range of values.
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