Friday, November 16, 2007

A "Thing" for Roosters



OK, I guess I do have a "thing" for roosters. I painted these three fellows specifically before we moved into this new house. The top is entitled "Looking Fierce", the middle "This is my Best Side" and the bottom "Bad Hair Day". I painted them while listening to the TV, and "America's Next Top Model" marathon was on. They are 16 inches by 16 inches and painted with oils. I think they need 2 inch deep black frames that the canvas "floats" in to "pop" them out of the wall a little more. I love these paintings, I get a kick out of them every time I look at them, which is the exact opposite at some other work hanging in my kid's houses that I gave them. I see all my mistakes over and over again in them. When you practice music or sports, the mistakes are out and gone, a paintings mistakes are forever....

4 comments:

hilari said...

that's it. now we all know what you wan't for christmas, roosters! j/k. so yes, i do love those paintings and all that i have recieved but, if you would like to give me more so that you don't have to look at the one's you don't like anymore - then i will accept.

Kelli said...

I love those rooster paintings!! I also love all the paintings you've given me!!!

Mary said...

I can't see a single thing I would change about any of your art that I own.

In fact, I consider my collection to be the height of good taste.

And I love the roosters.

steph said...

i love the rooster paintings, and i am not at all a fan of roosters... but there's something so cool about the roosters on that yellow wall -- that makes 'em pop!

but i definitely agree with everyone else that all of your paintings are amazing!!!

especially the ones you gave us for our wedding -- i can't wait to hang those!