Cluck, Cluck

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The cobblestone path is first blocked in with the light and shadow pattern, the same as I do for a tile floor.

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Since the pathway turns I draw in the curved perspective lines with a fine liner brush. They will be a guide for the deeper crevices between the cobblestones. You can enlarge the image to see this better, just click on the picture.

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I don’t outline every single cobble. I want them to be more impressionistic, just an indication of the rough stones. The rooster is next. I pull out Ivory Black, a color that is not normally on my palette, for the long tail feathers. Highlights are made of Viridian Green and Pthalo Blue. The sinewy feet of the Rooster are etched into the wet paint of the cobblestone with a #0 filbert brush.

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The adobe wall and Hollyhock leaves provide a dark background that accentuates the light shining on the Rooster. I like the way the thin feathers flow over his neck.

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The Rooster’s bright red comb and wattles vibrate against the foliage behind. By placing the red next to its complimentary color, green, it appears even more intense.

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Now for our little Hen. She is much more subdued in color. I use mixes of MUD (Ultramarine Blue + Alizarin Crimson) + Cadmium Orange + White for her dusty brown feathers.

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Large pumpkins, fresh from the vines, fill the lower left corner. Take a moment and listen carefully. Can’t you hear the quiet Cluck, Cluck of our little hen picking seeds from between the cobblestones? We should finish up in our next session. Hope you’ll come watch. Have a wonderful day! Hugs,

M Senkarik




One Response to “Cluck, Cluck”

  1. Annette Says:

    So good. The Rooster is so pretty. Your detail work is just beautiful.Thanks for Sharing Mikki.

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