Monday, March 11, 2013

Snow Day

On the morning Miss Chicken was to catch her flight to Pamela's studio in Florida, I just had to take her out in the snow. I felt her visit would be incomplete without the experience.

The morning was crisp and bright, the snow fresh and sparkling. After trying several places to roost, she discovered a group of branches on a hydrangea bush - right beside some dried blooms that have hung on since the fall.

Miss Chicken - Snow Day, 4x6in., oil on gessoboard

The snow fell softly as she sat and gazed at the exquisite scene the snow was creating around her.

I daresay, she did not want to come back inside. But alas, she had a flight to catch.

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  1. wonderful composition and painting, in general. You made Miss Chicken very happy.

    1. Thank you, Suzanne. Miss Chicken provided a great excuse to get out of the studio and into the snow!

  2. Dawn
    Now I know why Miss Chicken keeps talking about her snow experience before her flight to my studio in Florida. She looks so very happy in your delightful snow painting of her.

  3. Thank you, Pamela. Although we had a wonderful time, I bet she is happy to be warming up in the Florida sunshine! Enjoy!

  4. Love the splash of color against the snowy scene! The hydrangea was the perfect setting.

  5. Thanks, Margaret. Discovering the dried hydrangea was a nice (and inspiring) surprise.

  6. I love your chicken. I have a
    cat called "HaniHani", she used to travel around, but these days, her owner(me) is a bit lazy. So I am inspired. My cat, HaniHani should go somewhere like your chicken.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful chicken.

  7. Thank you!
    It's amazing how this little chicken is getting attention world-wide! Maybe she should visit you and Hani Hani! :)

  8. I just realized I had never commented on Snow Day! I loved this story, and the dried hydrangea is great!

  9. Thank you, Nan! You are an encouragement in each e-mail and comment.
    I'm looking forward to following the rest of Miss Chicken's travels - it looks like she will be on this adventure for some time to come!