5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.8cm)
Pastel on Velour
$80 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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This red hen made me laugh. She looks like she is just a little bit startled and asks the question "Who's there?"
I had this scrap piece of 5"x7" velour and decided to paint this hen. It wasn't until I had her outlined and started putting in part of the dark on the background that I noticed the surface on the right side looked a little worse for the wear. I decided though to use it to my advantage. I don't know if the paper had gotten move around and scraped up or if my pinkie ring made marks on it while I working on it (which happens sometimes) but this looked worse than normal and I was having trouble covering up the marks. I really liked how the hen looked so far and really didn't want to toss it out - so I decided to make weeds and grasses. They aren't in your face but you can tell they are there and add a bit of texture to the painting I think - in more ways than one ;-) This is one of those happy accidents I think - it doesn't look too bad.
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