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The Chicken Challenge

Posted by on August 10, 2011 in Chickens, Paintings

White hen

I painted this lovely white hen as part of a Daily PaintWorks challenge a while back and just realized I never actually submitted it!  Well, here it is.  I wish I could tell you something about this chicken, but I've never met her–just grabbed the photo and started painting.  I do love painting chickens, particularly their faces–people will say that chickens don't actually have expressions, but I think you get quite a sense of a chicken's personality from their faces.  This one seems to know that she's quite beautiful. 

Actually, I would say that most chickens have quite a high opinion of themselves.  It's one of the things I like about them.

You know the drill–

8 x 10 oil on 1/2 in thick board.  Click here to bid Go here to see more paintings.


  1. There is a painter in Arlington VT who just paints chickens and roosters in a fashion very similarly to your style on this piece. Although still different. You should check him out!

  2. I love this painting and I love this chicken.

  3. Love this painting ! Real cool!