Fearless Friday, Cock-a-Doodle-do!

 

There is just something about roosters and chickens that always makes me smile…

I saw a photo of a beautiful rooster that made me instantly want to start painting

 

 

 

 

I started with yellow and orange washes

 

 

 

 

I like to keep my inspiration photo close to my painting on the easel

 

 

 

 

More color washes establishing his shape

 

 

 

 

Then I began to define his face and head

 

 

 

 

More details and layers of color

 

 

 

 

Feather texture with lots of loose, thin strokes

 

 

 

 

The tail feathers are very abstract, layers of tones and shapes to indicate his bushy feather tail

 

 

 

 

Beginning to lay in some background with light washes and more details on his chest

 

 

 

 

and he’s done!

 

 

 

 

“Cock-a-doodle-do!”

 

Have fun and Be Fearless!

 

🎨   🐓   🎨

 

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Dishing it & Digging itBetween Naps on the Porch,   Make it Pretty Monday

Cooking and Crafting with J&J,    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck

Comments
23 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Cock-a-Doodle-do!”
  1. Jodi says:

    What a beaut!!!

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  2. pattyanneart says:

    Wonderful, Jenna!! ❤️great texture and color 😀

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  3. Rita C. says:

    Bravo!

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  4. Mary says:

    Your booster is something to crow about Jenna! I even love him in his impressionistic stages!

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  5. Roosters and chickens have always found their way into my home. Many plates with their faces. How handsome your guy is! As I always say, you make it look so easy! Have a wonderful weekend….

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  6. This rooster makes me happy!

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  7. You just make it look so easy!! He is just magnificent.

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  8. What a handsome rooster Jenna! They always made me smile until I was chased by one a few years ago!

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  9. CoziNest says:

    Wow! He is gorgeous.

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  10. Cyndi Raines says:

    The king of the barnyard. He’s handsome and you really captured his great look. Well done!

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  11. I admire the freedom of your work and that you don’t have to sketch in every detail — and it always looks fabulous!

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  12. You have the gift. I enjoyed your stages and how you see what to do. I don’t have the eye at all but I appreciate yours.

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  13. Rosie M. says:

    You are astounding, Jenna! I love, love, love your rooster’s colors and the texture of his feathers!! Once again, BRAVO!!!!!

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