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: Mum's chickens _ WIP


zahira
07-15-2016, 06:32 PM
Hi all,
So I thought I'd post what I am working on. I am painting my Mum's chicken for her as a surprise. I took a photo of her garden. Then took photo's of her 3 favorite chickens in the coop and are merging the lot. Took heaps of photos of the chickens to get the 3 I am using!! I'll post the painting next

zahira
07-15-2016, 06:37 PM
Here's what I am doing...

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Desdichado
07-16-2016, 06:34 AM
Great idea Zahira, and I love the path location you're using. I hope you are planning to use that streetlamp to make the painting unique to your property. Look forward to the finished work. (-:

zahira
07-16-2016, 06:42 AM
Great idea Zahira, and I love the path location you're using. I hope you are planning to use that streetlamp to make the painting unique to your property. Look forward to the finished work. (-:



Yep definitely adding the light, the areas behind have just been a bit wet [emoji4]


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TerryCurley
07-16-2016, 07:17 AM
This is coming along really nice!

Susan Mulno
07-16-2016, 06:35 PM
What a great gift! She will love it!

zahira
07-17-2016, 09:41 PM
Thanks Ladies, it felt like it has taken forever to get to paint the chickens!! I was itching to continue all weekend but family time is also my focus. Bring on tuesday night art group!

zahira
07-22-2016, 12:44 AM
So I'm closing in on this one [emoji4], thought I'd post an update. This has ended up being quite an ambitious painting, so many elements, and such decorative chickens!!!

I've taken the photo on an angle to avoid shine.38785

abt2k15
07-22-2016, 04:14 AM
really good approach and the piece looks quite impressive already!

Desdichado
07-22-2016, 04:57 AM
Really looking the part now Zahira. Top class work.

zahira
07-22-2016, 05:24 AM
Thanks guys [emoji4]

Mum my loves her chickens, I can't wait to give it to her!


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Susan Mulno
07-22-2016, 06:20 AM
It really is a wonderful piece!

dickhutchings
07-22-2016, 12:47 PM
Wow! Great work.
Could you tell me what technique you used to make brown feathers with the white edges. I'm guessing a Filbert with white on one side and brown paint on the other.

zahira
07-22-2016, 04:37 PM
Wow! Great work.
Could you tell me what technique you used to make brown feathers with the white edges. I'm guessing a Filbert with white on one side and brown paint on the other.



My art mentor suggested as above (brown one side, white other) when I asked his advice. I tried it and it didn't work.

So I painted the white crescent with a little liner brush then pulled away from it with a the brown on a small filbert. [emoji4]

queen
08-11-2016, 05:11 AM
Nice idea!! She is gonna love this for sure!! :)

TerryCurley
08-11-2016, 03:16 PM
This is a wonderful painting! Anybody would love to receive it as a present for sure!

zahira
08-22-2016, 09:00 PM
So I thought I better post the finished artwork, showed my mum last night - she loves it!!

"Ain't nobody here" oil on canvas board 16" x 12" (40cm x 50cm)

Named because I kept sing that song 'Ain't nobody here but us Chickens' while I was painting it, driving my hubby nuts lol

just
08-22-2016, 10:55 PM
That turned out well. Great job

Desdichado
08-23-2016, 04:51 AM
Great stuff Zahira. Respect for a job well done.

Susan Mulno
08-23-2016, 06:06 AM
Wow! Well done! :vs_clap:

johnok
11-07-2016, 02:13 PM
I like the step by step images... I liked seeing the development.


John

TerryCurley
11-08-2016, 05:59 AM
This came out fantastic.