Monday, July 11, 2011

Afternoon Rooster on a Hill of Poppies ...

It has been a couple of weeks since I had a chance to paint and yesterday I decided it was time. I set up shop underneath our curly willow tree in the backyard and spent the afternoon painting. I love painting outside. It is so peaceful. I decided I was going to paint one of my roosters, they are carefree and whimsical. Other than deciding what colors I want to use they are quite simple and strait forward, the perfect subject to create especially when I have a little rust on my brushes.

Instead of painting him in front of a rising sun like I normally do I decided that this rooster would be basking in the vibrant afternoon sky. I used every paint color in my box and mixed many more to create his rainbow appearance. He is covered in a variety of colors including different shades of blue, teal, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, burgundy, and red. I decided to paint the flowers on the hill a vibrant orange to compliment the sun and the orange on the rooster’s belly, plus orange is my favorite color and I love to use it as much as possible.

Have a colorful Monday!

1 comment:

  1. Painting outside is wonderful, isn't it? Your painting is fabulous!


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