Mixed media on Canvas, 36"x24"
In the artist's own words:
"This began it's life as an acrylic painting, one of the first images I completed of which I really was proud. Art is an organic process and as my work and 'style' have progressed, so have my ideas. Though I was originally very pleased with this piece, especially the sunshine and shade, more and more I thought that the chickens lacked character.
Collage seems the natural antidote, so after a 're do', the chickens (Red Wyandottes) now have more character.They're quirky and fun and they are literally stepping out in the sunshine. The newspaper background adds some more visual interest, especially when I picked out certain words.I rubbed away the dark purple in the foreground. I'm very pleased with the texture it has now, much more like straw. I hope that you like it."