Tuesday, January 23, 2018

TC and Friends "Fun Times In Idaho"

Senor Azul was thrilled when he heard he would be visiting Cindy Gillett's studio in Idaho during January.  It was a perfect time to explore Boise's local ski resort Bogus Basin.  

The snow year was a bit late...but Senor Azul did a snow dance on the airplane, working his rooster magic.  In fact, as SeƱor Azul, TC and Hen were unpacking, six inches of fresh new snow fell on the mountain.  Whew, just in time!!!

He tried to convince TC and Hen that his idea was the best...but they were more interested in picking out the soft pastel colors to be used for their portraits. They were secretly hoping they'd spend their time sitting by a warm and cozy fireplace sipping hot cocoa instead.

Being kind hearted, TC and Hen gave in.  In fact, Hen thought she might try out snowboarding while TC and Senor Azul stuck to traditional downhill skis. 

Senor Azul was so excited on the chairlift he crowed all the way to the top of the mountain.  While TC was somewhat amused, Hen was simply petrified and kept peering over the edge of the chairlift, sure her little chicks would meet an untimely demise.  

"Fun Times In Idaho"
8x6, soft pastel $125.
Currently available for sale at: www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/cindy-gillett-5073

All in all, TC and Friends had a terrific time skiing in Idaho and yes, afterwards they all sat by the studio fireplace sipping their much needed hot cocoa.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Senor Azul Get His Portrait in New Jersey USA with Philla Barkhorn

I wanted to share my time spent as a host with these delightful new friends. 
First I did some fun set up.  They were thrilled with the little easel and Senor Azul marched right over in front of the canvas to create his shadow and said "paint me, paint me!"

He showed off for me and TC for a while and created some interesting poses with shadows for me.  He is such the celebrity!

I did a sketch of the pose I found most compelling; and he and everyone approved.

I posed him against a chromatic background and everyone loved it!

But Something was missing...

I remembered a cartoon I saw when I was a kid "Swooner Crooner" by Looney Tunes...

And so I added a microphone for Senor Azul and that made all the difference; as we all know how much he "swoons" over TC.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

The Holidays are a busy time for everyone; including The Traveling Chicken.  The gang decided they wanted to spend the Holidays resting a bit.

But now that we are all recharged; we are all set for new adventures!

It looks like we are going to need some more places to visit.  If there are any artists who would like a re-visit; or any you would like to refer; have them contact me so we can get them on the list straight away.

All the best,