Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Zealand Chook #2

I have been working on a series of small wholecloth painted pieces based on a photo I took of a chicken in New Zealand (where chickens are often called “chooks.”) This is #2, painted and stitched. The three I have completed are nearly identical except for differences in their background colors, which are all different shades of green. They are all about 7" square.

I am really liking these small pieces, and plan to do some more small ones based on photos I took of sheep! After that, I might do a big version of this chook.

Here are some detail shots:


7 comments:

  1. He really looks stunning against that background. I noticed that you are doing a workshop in RI. The group limits their member so impossible to get into their guild. With my memory, I do better with books now, then I can reread what I forget;)

    Debbie

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  2. Rats! I'd love to meet you, Debbie! I don't teach much in New England... I'll be in Mass at ProChemical & Dye next month, though. Maybe someday!

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  3. Oh my, he is stunning. Reminds me exactly of the pet rooster, "Roosty" I had as a child. Can't wait to see the sheep too.

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  4. Where will the classes be held?
    If it is in a store, I can always pop in at the end of a class to say hi.

    Debbie

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    1. It's at the company headquarters in Fall River, Mass. I think you'd have to sign up for the class to get in the door. Info here:http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/product.php?productid=17748&cat=293&page=1

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  5. I love this. We need to talk. I've been on the lookout for a chicken/ rooster art piece.. and now you have 3. Hmm.

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    1. I'd love for you to have a chook! I need them for another month or two (for something I can't talk about yet), but after that, I think I could part with one... yes, let's talk!

      P.S. I'm working on a larger version (24" square), too, for ME!

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