Subject Tags: colorful, orange, yellow, vintage, animals, farming, country, cool, pretty, hipster, beautiful, beauty, realistic, fun, silly, funny, gobble, animal, eyeball, egg, farm, red, stripes, green, quirky, realism, classy, feathers, tie, bow, bowtie, portrait, hen, rooster, chicken
Size: 20"W x 24"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This painting was inspired by a friend's quirky chicken who was always peering in through her back glass sliding door with a mischievous, yet dignified, look on his face. I wanted to capture his kooky personality as well as the variety of textures that make up its body. The biggest challenge for me in this painting was the detail required to paint the tiny bumps and feathers that texturize the chicken and make it look realistic. When I was all finished, I wasn't quite satisfied, and that's when I decided to add the bow tie, which I think gave it the final touch I was looking for.
It is ready to hang, painted on a sturdy, high quality, gallery wrapped canvas with a one inch deep edge that is painted black. While the painted isn't applied thick enough to change the quality of the image, it still has visible brush strokes that make having an original painting so charming.
Naomi is a Denver based portrait artist. She is inspired by children, elderly, and other unique humans.