Monday, 14 January 2013


                                           Clarissa    Oil on canvas 40 x40 (16" x 16")

What another chicken? This is actually the same chicken as posted earlier on a green background. There are only two left in our neighbour's flock, and the other chicken is not as photogenic. Due to the degree of shadow on her in this one I have used a yellow ochre background as a complementary to the primarily violet shadows . The theory is that the visual vibration between the two will make the object more three dimensional. There are still some edges to adjust but sometimes it is best not to fiddle too much.

I have had trouble posting recently. Blogger seems to have changed the format for creating posts and it has taken me a few weeks to figure out how it now works. I eventually had to open a Picasa web account and upload my photos to it and then post from there. It would be nice if they actually told you of the changes. So Happy New Year to all.