Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Zealand Chook #1

New Zealand Chook #1
Copyright 2013 by Susan Brubaker Knapp
Just finished painting a tiny little art quilt I am calling “New Zealand Chook #1.” “Chook” is a New Zealander/Australian word for chicken. It is based on the photo (below) I took last Sunday near Rotorua, New Zealand while having lunch with my friend Alison Green. I don’t know if it is a hen or a rooster, but it wanted our crumbs, and it had some attitude! This piece will finish to about 7" square. 


Here is a detail shot:
 

I’m going to get started on the stitching soon, and will post a photo of it when I am done.

6 comments:

  1. That is beautiful and a beautiful subject to paint. I love how you did the eye, I was looking at it, close up to see the details.

    Debbie

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  2. Thanks, Debbie! I'll try to take a really close-up shot of the eye once I'm done stitching, and will include it in the next post – just for you!

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  3. It really does look as real as the picture!

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  4. Beautiful photo and an amazing interpretation of it. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. You really adapted to the jet lag quickly.

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  5. This farm girl is thinking it might be a rooster. Their combs are usually much larger than the hens and especially if he had 'attitude'! ;○)
    So enjoy reading of your travels, pictures and accomplishments.

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    1. I thought he was probably a rooster, too, but I'm no farm girl, so I didn't want to guess! :-)

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