Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Kathy's Rooster x Two

This is my friend, Kathy's rooster!
I wish for the life of me I could
remember his name!

Anyway... My brain is showing my age!
A mutual friend was over visiting Kathy and took
a few photos and videos of her small coop.
I was so inspired I decided to try my hand
at painting her rooster!

Kathy's Rooster Take One- Oil on Canvas

My first attempt was an oil on canvas. 
The tone of this painting is soft and subtle.
I painted him during class and I liked
many things about this painting but
the artist in me is always
calling for a mulligan!
So I went home and painted a second painting!

Kathy's Rooster Take Two- Oil on Gesso Board

This second painting is smaller than the first one.
I also used Gesso Board for the first time.
Gesso Board is very smooth and it took 
some getting used to how the paint "slid" on the
smooth surface.
This painting ended up overall brighter than the first one!

I enjoyed the process of both paintings, but if I had to
choose a favorite I think it would be the Take Two!


Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

I like the second one best too Dee dee! I love the vibrancy of the colors. Both are just lovely, you are so talented!
XO Barbara

corners of my life said...

I am enjoying following your painting journey.