Saturday, March 22, 2008

Original Chicken

The Moa or Red Jungle Fowl is no ordinary chicken, first domesticated thousands of years ago in Asia, this Fowl is considered to be the ancestor of all domestic chickens. The Jungle Fowl is found throughout Asia, believed to have originated in Thailand and transported as far as Hawaii by the Polynesians in their dugout canoes. The feet are chopped off in the photo but the water colour painting includes the feet of the rooster. I still have a number of bird sketches to paint and I Imagine birds will keep me busy for another week or two before moving on to another subject.

I was trying to change the look of my blog earlier and did something with the HTML coding that I could not undo and was eventually forced to change the template to get the blog looking something like a blog again. Anyway blogging is a constant learning process for me and the more things I try the more experience I will gain.

12 comments:

Susie said...

I love all your work, the chicken.. brings back a memory of this awful piece of art of a chicken my mom bought.. my sister and I would hide it on her all the time. In the draws, under the bed, in the cabinet.. this piece did make me chuckle remember that chicken!

Keep up the good work! Love stopping in and seeing whats new!

Oyvind said...

Wow, great colors!

Margaret said...

I love the vibrancy of the roosters! They come to life in this piece!

I'll be really interested in seeing your other bird paintings. I have several parrots and love watching the wild birds at my feeders, so have a great appreciation for birds in art.

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Lilly's Life said...

Wow how talented you are. Your site looks great and your art spectaculor. I know what you mean about the HTML side of things. I am having the same trouble.....I shall return to catch up with your next work.

Cindy said...

Such a colorful chicken! I've enjoyed your bird paintings and am looking forward to your next subject.

veryheaven ouverture said...

dear, your blog header is soooooo vvonderful ... and you are soooo talented :-) please: you must participate in saatchi online gallery contest - PLEASE :-)
veryheavenly greetings from germany
PS:
vvhat about...me vvriting poems to your pictures? as i am a poetress...?

Hot Momma said...

I love your work, really. you are a gifted artist.

We have this kind of chicken in the Philippines. I always thought of them as regal and stately, especially at dawn, when they all crow together in glorious chorus.

Mia Blog4me said...

first I love the art. About blogging, I still have a lot to learn.

Kloggers said...

Beautiful blog.

Erik said...

This is one of my favorites of yours.

Anastasia Wahalatantiri said...

I am a quiller and was surfing the net for a jungle fowl and came across this beautiful painting of yours. I hope you would not mind me doing it in paper quillin :)

Artbeat said...

Hi Anastasia you may certainly use the painting of the "Original Chicken" for your paper quiller, Glad you like the painting