Matthew’s Rooster, 2006
This was one of the first chickens I painted, a gift for my son Matthew. As I often do I revisit my reference photos and paint animals over again. On rare occasions I will not let myself use an animal again for a painting, probably because I was frustrated and not able to accomplish what I wanted. Each time I paint an animal again I feel I find new discoveries about the animal or about painting. Unfortunately I don’t always take photos but I know I have done others of this rooster and they are out in the world somewhere!