Painting to me is about capturing and preserving the emotion and energy of a moment in time with the simple instruments of brush and paint. Having grown up on the coast, I always draw my inspiration from nature and the bright clear light that I grew up with. My art is all about layers of rich vibrant color and vigorous brushstrokes. I am drawn to patterns and strong shapes and my painting is often more about these observations and less about the subject itself. If I can make the observer feel as though they are immersed and transported through the color and enthusiasm of my painting then I have succeeded.
I have been painting a lot of roosters this week....BIG roosters. But I took a break and painted this little guy. Usually if someone tells you that you have chicken legs, it's an insult. But I think this rooster has a great looking pair of chicken legs...don't you?