Saturday, January 3, 2009

Lively Strut-Inishmor Rooster - sold

6"x6" oil on gessoed masonite artboard

"It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear."
- Italo Calvino

Did you hear the one about the rooster at the 'Lucky Star Bar'?...does sound like the beginning of a good joke. On last summer's trip to Ireland my friends and I went over to the Aran Islands, staying at Inishmor over night. We came across a wonderfully painted bar (yes, the Lucky Star Bar) with a sad looking rooster sitting on the wall outside the place. Poor thing looked like he had gone swimming in a tank of Guiness, pretty woozy looking compared to all the chickens in the adjoining yard. I've been wanting to go back and paint a few more of these fine feathered fowl from my photos. Here is the first one, indeed, with a lively strut!

This painting is sold!


Blogger Joyce Washor said...

did you do this from a photo? Great colors!
Thanks for your comments on my blog!

January 5, 2009 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

He's a beaut - what a wonderful painting!

January 7, 2009 at 7:53 AM  

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