20x16 acrylic commission 2 of 3
This is Marge. I do have a Plymouth Rock, but her name is not Marge. For some reason that name just keeps coming up when I think about this painting. She is 2 of the 3 commissions for the sweet gal in Georgia. I have like four zillion pictures of chickens - my chickens mostly. I just sit there with them, clicking away (right - not clucking). What did artists do before digital photography?? I don't know. And although I really admire plein air painters, and will someday join them hopefully, it is pretty difficult to get a chicken to sit still in a cute pose for very long - usually not even long enough to snap a picture. Anyway, this painting comes from a combination of pictures. I got a head tilt from Barbara or Bobby McGee - can't remember who exactly; then I used the head tilt pose with a picture of Dot (my Plymouth Rock). So there you have it. The evolution of Marge.