Friday, November 14, 2014

Pot Calling Hen

Pot Calling Hen
10 x 10
Pastel on UArt Sanded Paper
This is the hen that started it all. Rhoda. Many years ago, my friend Gaynor showed me a photo of her hen Rhoda. This hen decided the pot with the asparagus fern was a comfy nest. Since then, I've also seen photos of Gaynor's hens making a home in a chimenea. It's just such a unusual and comical sight! In this case, I liked Rhoda so well I decided to paint her. Back then, I had some very old inexpensive pastels and Bristol board. Even with the rudimentary tools, I enjoyed the experience so well, I kept painting, and painting and painting.