Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Why did the chicken....

You know the rest.

I guess I have a thing for animals and shadows.   I liked the blurry photo of this chicken going full sprint I found while cruising the web.







8x10 oil on RayMar


35 comments:

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Love it Love it Love it!
And the title too.
Graet one Sheila.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I meant GREAT!

L.Holm said...

LOL! wonderful, Sheila! Love the title, and the chicken springing across that road. Fantastic brushwork and shadows.

adebanji said...

I love motion and when it is depicted in painting- I love it. Great piece!

Cathyann said...

What a fun painting!!!!Love it lots.
the strokes are in keeping with the the movement of the bird. Fabulous,Sheila!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is a very fun painting, I love the full stretch of the chicken and the thick paint!

Paulo J. Mendes said...

I can guess you had the greatest time working on this one, Sheila. Funny and wonderful work.

Michelle said...

Love all those great brushstrokes! Fun piece Sheila!

Sheila E. said...

Heeeheee!!!! great job, I have a rooster on file that I want to do when I get a chance.

James Oh said...

Wow! it looks great and it really inspires me.

Cheers and have a fruitful day,

Angela Elledge said...

Love the leaping ballet chicken!!! Keep painting these guys; well done.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I love it, I love it! How cool!

Charlene Brown said...

Why did the chicken cross Madison Avenue? Just kidding -- your avoidance painting is wonderful to watch and, as usual, your output is delightful!

Hellenne Vermillion said...

Both the chicken and horse paintings are wonderful!

Art Fan Ako said...

Great brush on the chicken and background! Nice!

Art with Liz said...

This is such fun like the artist! Great work Sheila.

Hellenne Vermillion said...

The "avoidance" is bringing these two new paintings out of you. Do more! Love it! It's so much more fun.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I needed the laugh! This is wonderful, Sheila!

suzanne cabrera said...

Hahaha...love how this chicken is just bouncing along. There must be a car coming?!? Very nice energy is your painting style here.

laurens.paint.palette said...

Wow you really can make a great painting out of anything!

dominique eichi said...

Ow what a beauty in flight........ was he in a hurry ?
Your chicken is really good and the shadow perfect. You did a fabulous job on that motion.
I love the feeling of dancing it has. BIG BRAVO

Tracey Clarke said...

Love, love chickens. This is fantastic. Great painterly style.

Olga Wagner said...

that is COOL - love your style on this one....Now - get back to the DSFDF challenge!!!

Manon Doyle said...

The chicken crossed the road to get to your house so you could paint this beautiful painting!

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Sooooo cool Sheila. Love the brush strokes...it just works!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Another nice one, Sheila. Nice juicy application of colors, keep 'em coming!

r garriott said...

He's so FLUFFY!! I love it!

Dean Grey said...

Hahaahaha,

This one made me laugh right away.

I love the running motion of the chicken. I don't think I've ever seen a painting of moving chicken before!

The brushstrokes are lively and oh so impressionistic in feeling.

Thanks for sharing, Sheila!

-Dean

Abby Creek Art said...

Nice work, Sheila!...you can really feel the motion here. I love shadows too...they really make a painting sometimes.

Have a nice weekend in beautiful San Franciso!

Dean H. said...

Great style on the fleeing fowl, Sheila! Love, Love it!!

Edward Burton said...

I love this painting, Sheila! Great brushwork.

Chris Beck said...

This is such a fun painting!! Love the energy and the image and the brushwork. Super!!

Douglas Hoover said...

What a great painting, Sheila. It's so full of energy, life and color!

Marco Folchi said...

Lovealy image, the flying chick!

Gwen Bell said...

LOVE IT! Chickens are such funny creatures. This one was really going for it! Perfect title! Cracks me up (get it?)