Monday, April 22, 2013

Different Strokes-Chicks

 Close ups

Oil on 7x5 gessoed hardboard.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. The very talented Kay was the gracious hostess who supplied all the reference photos.

The one little odd-ball chick caught my attention. Was it proud to stand out...or trying to blend in?? Great interactions between the three.

 The board was lightly toned with alizarin crimson acrylic paint.
The oil paint was applied running the full gamut as far as thickness goes. From ultra thin wash which allows some drawing and toning to laid on thickly via painting knife (on the odd-ball).

C&C welcome. Thanks for checking it out!

 Unavailable ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

My Etsy

John 10:9        I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture


  1. Un très joli trio que celui de ces poussins...
    Ils sont adorables...
    Bravo !
    Gros bisous

    1. Martine wrote: "A lovely trio than these chicks ...
      They are adorable ...

      Thank you, Martine!

  2. What a beautiful and different painting of chicks! It's so intimate.
    Reminds me - I'll have to walk down the street to get some photos of my friend's new chickens. :)

    1. Thanks, Kathryn!!
      I REALLY enjoyed your humor photo of the hapless chick! Lol!

  3. I was immediately struck by the Swan Lake similarity with this little oddball chick. All three are adorable though and I love the textures you've given this piece!

    1. Thank you, Sherry, for your very thoughtful words.
      Yes, the painting knife is wonderful for thick textures.

  4. Very nice Dean! I like how there is variation between the chicks. It makes it interesting.

  5. yes, certain the odd chick is proud! You did a beautiful job on this painting!

  6. I'm glad to see your work is as good as always. I've missed seeing it; my fault, not yours.

  7. Another sweet painting, Dean.! I love the details in his head..and wonderful texture...


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