Saturday, April 13, 2013

She's Traveling Again!

Miss Chicken and her Entourage got suitcase makeovers!  They left my studio on April 11, 2013 and are on their way to Nora MacPhail's studio in Toranto, Canada.  I miss them already!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Miss Traveling Chicken with Brande Arno

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board

Miss Traveling Chicken and her entourage arrived at my studio on March 29.  I was so happy to receive her visit that I was just about jumping up and down!  She let me know that roosting in the studio while I was roasting the Easter Ham would be just Chicky.  I told her that in the meantime, think about how I should paint her likeness.  I waited and waited.

So today, she gave me the answer.  She didn't just want her painting on an easel...she wanted to be ON THE easel.  OK, so I do happen to have several small easels in the studio.  In short order, she picked the one that best suited her coloring and working together, we got the right pose. 

I have to say, she stays "in pose" well.  I gave her several breaks while I got coffee and she gave me some guidance on the background colors.  I listened because she's been in many a studio and has seen  all manner of palettes.  We are both happy with this painting.  

We'll probably have one more day in the studio and then I have to send Miss Traveling Chicken on her way to the next artist.  It will be hard to say goodbye, so I'll probably put my name back on the waiting list so she'll return.

- Brande Arno