16" x 12" oil on linen
12" x 24" oil on linen
For both of these paintings I really pushed the lighting. I always enjoy dramatic lighting but
for both of these, it is a little more extreme. For Fly-O the lighting on the fly block and the strong light, which really makes the marble seem to glow from the inside, is stronger than I usually use. I want to push that more with future paintings.
Someone asked me once, "How many of these red roosters do you own?" I have an unnatural amount of these roosters. A few years ago I won an auction on ebay for 21 of these roosters. I just love them. This is the forth painting I have done to include them. Never this many at once. One of these days I will put all 21 in one painting.
Fly-O and The Roost will be part of a Juried Realism Show at
Mason Murer Fine Art in Atlanta, GA ,
April 8th to May 12th, 2011.
I will post more information about the show soon.