Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chicken Ranch Prada


Our Artcolony challenge this month (and I'm just under the July 15th deadline) is "unusual shoes". These are my rain boots for venturing down to the chicken pen in the rain and winter cold. You wouldn't believe how the chickies ran from me on my first trip down. They usually just see the food coming, but I think the sight of big orange boots and circles probably "freaked" them out. This piece is small...originally 8 x 10...but I cropped the top of the standing boot in a bit as I felt the background was rather boring. So...if it's not right...crop it! This was painted rather quickly in about 2 hours, including the sketching time. The next time I use masking fluid, I'll be more careful of my edges as all the circles possibly should be a little neater, but, not this time.
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  1. Great photo of an interesting piece. This would make an interesting underpainting design for a large abstract. Mary K.

  2. Mollie, great title, great painting! these colors remind me of Koi, what a perfect depiction of your orange boots. Good advice on the cropping!
    hugs from someone who also used to trek down to the chicken coop. : )

  3. Thanks Mary and Nancy. These fun pieces are such good practice.
    And Nancy, I love your work on DPOT. You are so prolific and your subject range is very impressive.