Saturday, January 15, 2011

IF: Chicken

Chicken Fight - illustration by Paul Zdepski

These two are squabbling over a piece of Worm Jerky... It's the middle of a drought, and they found it under a piece of corrugated steel behind the tractor shed.
pencil and photoshop - 2009-2011

4 Roosters - oil painting by Paul Zdepski

More sedate is the four chickens in the shade - late July at high noon. I painted this back in 2003 while working for Sono Luminus and Ayrshire as their designer. I kept trying to do "nice and pastoral" pieces to sell at the local Virginia Piedmont art shows. I played that game for a while, but felt my artistic center was elsewhere.

oil on canvas - 2003

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Richard Ewing said...

nice movement on number one!

Amanda said...

I love the chickens in the shade!

Linda Hensley said...

Pastoral is nice, and you did it well, but I think I like the emotion in #1.

Indigene said...

Wow, I like them all, but then again, I'm probably biased! :) Have a wonderful week!

Susanna said...

how different, squabbling for a worm or just lying in the sun!

michele said...

You know they fight for money, out west...Don't think the chickens have any say in the matter!
I like how you handled both scenes so beautifully, but what contrast! :o)