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Old 10-19-2011, 06:00 PM
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Chicken Blue

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Old 10-19-2011, 06:20 PM
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What a great painting, I love the colors and the texture. I like the spirited look to his eye too.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:57 PM
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Well done Catherine - I could see this hanging in my kitchen. I love this guy - very cool. ~Don
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:17 PM
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Re: Chicken Blue

Great king-of-the-chicken-coop attitude portrayed here! Particularly impressive given the small format.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:44 PM
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Re: Chicken Blue

Catherine, things are really kickin' up around here. This is great– the colors the composition and the creativity. I think this is my favorite of your work.

PS This is a southwest chicken if I've ever seen one.
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Fun stuff, Catherine!!! thanks for posting!!!
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Re: Chicken Blue

Catherine..that's a great looking chicken (Rooster). Funny story. About 15 years ago I was at a friend's who also bred Arabian Horses at the time. While we were talking horses all these chickens were running underfoot and everywhere. I asked what he was going to do with all those chickens. His wife quickly spoke up.."He's going to get rid of SOME!!"

He looked at me and asked if I wanted some for the ranch. I said, ok, I would take four or five. Well, he didn't hear very well, or so he said later. At the office a week or so later my ranch hand called me and said "Boss, watcha want me to do with all these chickens?" I asked what he ment by "all these chickens".

He replied, "Your buddy came by this morning with a bunch of cages and said that you wanted 45 chickens...and they are running all over the place!!"

Good grief!! I thought quickly.

I was building a horse barn at the time so I told him to put them in a stall until I could figure what to do with them.

A young guy that was from LA worked for me at the time. He was very naive about a lot of things especially chickens, but told me he would take some.
I sent him over and Tex, my ranch hand let him pick out all 'pretty' ones.

I wasn't aware of that at the time but I asked him how his chickens were getting along. He replied with a bit of consternation..that he liked them but they kept him awake all night crowing! Tex had let him pick 6 roosters!

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Re: Chicken Blue

That chicken is standing tall! What a beauty. The textures are so wonderful in this, Catherine! Did you use gels of any sort? I love this! Great character.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:16 AM
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Re: Chicken Blue

Thanks Lola.. Don.. Jim... John.. Deb.. For the encouragement.. I really like doing the birds.
Cute story Max!.. Funny how they do multiply.
Hey Jen.. He was done with a knife.. I don't use gels.. Thanks..
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:46 PM
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Very impressive! I've only worked with knives a few times, and they aren't easy to work with. You know how to use them. Great work!
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Re: Chicken Blue

Great image...love all the texture and bright color!
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Re: Chicken Blue

I need this painting for my boyfriend's mother! It's very colorful for sure. I like that about it.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:14 PM
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Wow Catherine he looks so proud! well done
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Beautiful work; love the colors!

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Old 10-23-2011, 07:27 PM
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Re: Chicken Blue

Thanks Lisa, Pat, Jen, Sharon, and Robert for your kind words.. He was really fun to do!
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