Have you ever tried to paint a fall chicken? Chickens are great subjects anytime of year, and definitely one of my favorite creatures to draw and paint.
*There are numerous cultural references to chickens in myth, folklore, and religion, in language, and in literature.
*Roosters are common subjects of traditional Polish Folk Art.
*Chickens are referenced in Smithsonian Magazine’s “How the Chicken Conquered the World” Article.
*”Chickens in Art History,” published in Painter’s World Magazine, is also an interesting read.
My chicken happens to be a hen. Read on to join the ranks of the many artists, cartoonists, decorative painters, and poets who have attempted to capture the likeness of this domestic diva.
Supplies Needed to Paint a Fall Chicken
- brushes- 1/2″ angle, liner
- paints- acrylic Dark Brown, Light Brown, Black, White, Yellow, Blue, Light Blue, and Red (you can mix your own colors).
- painting surface- I used a painted 8″ terra cotta flower pot
- graphite paper, a pencil, and a photograph of a chicken sized for your surface
- Liquitex Satin Varnish will seal most surfaces
Wasn’t that easy? I hope you enjoyed How to Paint a Fall Chicken! Don’t forget to seal your project with two coats of Liquitex Satin Varnish.
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