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Today I’d like to introduce you to “Grumpy Chicken”, my fifth chicken portrait in my series of watercolor portrait paintings.
Watercolor on hot press paper
6 x 6 inches unframed
Below are some photos of the creation process of “Grumpy Chicken” starting with the pencil drawing.
My reference photo is one I took June 2014 while painting plein air at the Thompson’s Mill near Shedd Oregon. There were chickens, ducks and turkeys wandering the site, interrupting my focus.
“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent Van Gogh