Saturday, April 14, 2012

One of the Flock?


Acrylic on 6x12 canvas sheet
Available through DPW gallery/auction

This is my painting for "The Traveling Chicken" challenge, a unique challenge where a small yellow ceramic chicken (pictured centered) is mailed from one artist to the next. Each artist creates a painting or drawing with the chicken! Then she must find another artist to pass the chicken, & the challenge, on to!

Karla Uphoff of Karlasplace blog contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in participating. She had gotten the chicken (& the challenge) from her art friend Azra, who lives across the pond in the UK. Azra started the challenge when she purchased the little ceramic chicken & did the first painting. I've given links to their respective blogs, and their renditions of the little chick. But be sure to checkout both of their blogs & work, both have wonderful art pieces on their blogs - many of them are for sale!

As far as my painting goes, the only inspiration I can say I had was the recent Easter holiday. And I just couldn't resist adding additional chicks - and they are all trying to figure out who this unique chick is! I can just picture the flock of chicks all asking "who is this & are they one of us?!"

I am not sure who I should contact to see if they would like to continue the challenge. I do ask any of you who read my blog, please reply if you are interested and I will make arrangements with you to send it.

UPDATE! - our little chicken is traveling next to California! Jill Polsby has agreed to take on the challenge of The Traveling Chicken next. Jill & I became friends when we worked on the Sketchbook Project together. She has a wonderful wit & is so talented with her art - check out her blog, you won't be disappointed!

6 comments:

martinealison said...

Ces petits poussins sont adorables et j'aime leur stupéfaction à la vue de petite poule de Pâques...
Une superbe illustration.
Gros bisous

CrimsonLeaves said...

I love your idea with the chicks looking at the hen with wonder. You didn't even have to tell me what they were thinking as it is quite evident from this delightful and whimsical piece, Nan!

Virginia Floyd said...

I love this..so cute! I really like the way you drew the live chicks. Great technique.

Azra said...

Wonderful Nan!! Love your imagination and love the way you've painted it,the colours are fresh and the chicks are full of character!
I can't wait for the next entry and to know where the chicken is headed next.

Nan Johnson said...

Thank you all! I enjoyed painting this little chicken scene and I really wanted to keep it light-hearted! Whimsical - great work Sherry, exactly what I felt when I worked on it!

The Traveling Chicken is going next to California, where artist Jill Polsby will create her rendition!

Karla said...

How fun Nan!! This is so cute. I'm glad to here our traveling chicken gets to vacation in California. I will be following her.

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