Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Glorious Mr. Handsome


There are many people in my area that free-range their chickens and as you drive around you can often catch a glimpse of one or several scratching by the side of the road. 
My friend, Diana has a small flock and I noticed that they like to hover on the edge of the woods and the field. Diana has lost many to Fox and Coyote and Hawk, but does not get too upset about it, knowing that the Vixen is also in the woods with hungry kits to feed. 
What I have seen is this back lit rooster that made him rather hard to spot. I have always been interested in camouflage and the behaviors that go with it.  Maybe I will do a post on that next.
Mr Handsome is a Black Maran hybrid owned by my friend Ilana. I took several dozen photos at her farm one day and as I reviewed my work, one rooster seemed to always appear in many of my shots. Later when I showed her a drawing, she identified Mr. Handsome for his ability to be an attention getter. 


Oil on Canvas 36" X 36"


Oil on Canvas 36" X 36"

11 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

well, these are nothing short but fantastic! the clear colors and accuracy--wow!

PAMO ART said...

He is STUNNING!!!
Wow Dan- I absolutely love him.
Pamo

Bitch said...

Knowing of his handsomeness..
What a proud pose!!!

Jane said...

Indeed glorious..he is fabulous and so proud! Fantastic work!

these temporal rooms said...

these are beautiful Dan.

~robert

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

wow these are just beautifull, congratulations!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice painting Dan.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belo trabalho...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Marianne said...

Amazingly glorious and amazingly handsome (although I must admit that when I saw the title of your latest post I expected to see a portrait of YOU!)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

just want to wish you Merry Christmas!!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Hei, just to wish you a happy new year :-)