Saturday, December 13, 2008

Painting of the day: Mottled Cochen Chick

(oil on masonite, 5" x 7", SOLD)

My dad raises chickens over in Norfolk and recently he has lost almost all of them to a lurking strange beast over the last few days. He often catches foxes in the act, but this predator is much larger and bolder. He goes right into the pigeon house and snatches the hens off their roosts along with a few unfortunate pigeons. Probably a coyote. So, on a friday, mourning over the chicken massacre, I painted this little guy. (5" x 7" oil on panel)

1 comment:

Deborah Younglao said...

How heartbreaking losing chickens and pigeons like that! You sure captured the folorn-ness of an abandoned chick in your painting.