Buster the Rooster

SB0513 Buster Step 1

This is a fun project for a wonderful cause. Every year in our community there is a fund raising auction for the Sacred Heart School. They teach Pre-K through the 6th grade. The teacher/student ratio is incredibly low and the children are amazing. One of the items we are donating this year is a Senkarik Original Handpainted Rooster Tee Shirt. A 24″ x 30″ blank canvas is inserted inside an extra large Hanes Beefy Tee and the edges are wrapped with shrink wrap. Blue painter’s tape marks off the central area of the front of the shirt.

SB0513 Buster Step 2

The outline of the Rooster is lightly sketched with a brush dipped in an oil wash made of Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson + Liquin. The dark square at the top left shoulder of the tee is just the label on the canvas showing through.

SB0513 Buster Step 3

Using regular oil paint I begin blocking in the Rooster’s head and neck.

SB0513 Buster Step 4

The colorful tail feathers are fun to paint with long, graceful brushstrokes.

SB0513 Buster Tee Shirt closeup

“Buster” the rooster is ready to give a helping hand to all those at the Sacred Heart School.

SB0513 Buster Tee Shirt on red wall

To see any of these pictures enlarged just click on the image. And……if you would like more information about the Wine and Art Festival and Auction benefiting the Sacred Heart School on Saturday, February 23 please email: elaine@wcn-online.com. Thank you and Hugs, Mikki and Jack

4 Responses to “Buster the Rooster”

  1. Peggy Says:

    Pretty!!! How do you wash them. I love my t-shirt.
    Peggy 345-0828

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      The hand painted Tee shirts are easy to wash. Turn them inside out and wash in cold water on a gentle cycle. Dry a few minutes on the permanent press cycle in your dryer, then turn it right side out and hang it up to finish drying. You can lay the tee on a clean, flat surface to hand press out any wrinkles before you hang it up. Hope this helps. Hugs, Mikki

  2. pitzersart Says:

    “NEED” (not want!!!) a small rooster painting like that!! A sure seller[?][?][?][?][?]!! . Rob Pitzer Pitzers Fine Arts P O Box 2850 Wimberley, Texas 78676 G: 512-722-6032 C: 512-983-1085 rob@pitzersart.com http://www.pitzersart.com Sola Gracia *(By Grace Alone)*

    On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 4:56 PM, Mikki Senkarik

  3. kathy leigh berkowitz Says:

    Mikki, you are amazing! Never seen a rooster look so pretty! I love the colors you used.

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