Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pioneering Chicken

8x6 oil on canvas
Available via DPW auction

The traveling chicken and her entourage arrived safely in Fort Madison, IA on April 24th.  A photo op on the banks of the Mississippi was in order. It was too windy to get close to the water so a safe place on a flat rock worked well for their portrait.
Their arrival came just in time for spring flowers and all the pretty magnolias and tulips in bloom(they preferred the dandelions).

A tour of the old fort, or rather a tour of the old fort chicken coup, was a must do on any chicken’s bucket list. 
They found a nice place in the recess of the Old Fort that sheltered them from the wind. With a little Photo-shopping they got a nice photo to remind them of the great time they had on their historic visit. 

Thanks to Nan Johnson for keeping this going.


  1. Love your story and love your painting! Bravo!

  2. I love this too! Great painting and love your photos. Thanks so much for being a part of this!

  3. So glad they didn't fall in the water during their sitting! Love this!!!

  4. Great job! I was wondering if the cigar box is still holding up. Has it fallen apart yet?