A Bird of Different Sort: Watercolor Rooster

December 12, 2008 | By | 18 Replies More


This is an older painting from several months ago that was never posted. He’s actually the first bird of the sort that I’ve been doing lately. I was so pleased with him; it gave me the push to try the other birds.

He’s a little larger than 5 x 7 and painted only with Quinacridone Gold, Indigo, and Quinacridone Red. The green in the tail is from the Quin. Gold and Indigo mixed – I love that color every time it appears!

His face is sharpened with a touch of Prismacolor colored pencil that looks like Tuscan Red and Goldenrod. I didn’t write them down and don’t remember now which ones they were.

I hope you like him – he was a first of a kind!

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  1. winna says:

    I like him for he surely is an individual with definate elan….

  2. Donn says:

    Your “first of a kind” really turned out great! Very well done. Like the colors you chose too with the limited palette. Interesting background.

  3. Capt Elaine Magliacane says:

    Well it’s no wonder you continued… he is wonderful

  4. peachtreeart says:

    How lovely!

  5. sharon says:

    i collect roosters, and absolutely love this one! the colors are great..

  6. leigh says:

    This bird has great attitude and fabulous colors. He’s great!

  7. freebird says:

    He’s terrific! I love all the bright colors and the looseness of the painting. Way to go!

  8. Ricardo Sérgio says:

    Very good. You have a great sense of colours.

  9. Carolyn says:

    He’s definitely “roostery”. I can hear him crowing.

  10. Rachel H says:

    I love this style – I was trying to do something similar the other day but I can’t pull it off like you can! Not fair… 🙁

    🙂

  11. Margaret Ann says:

    Beautiful… so much movement and energy here,…Love your color choices! 🙂

  12. Margaret Ann says:

    Beautiful… so much movement and energy here,…Love your color choices! 🙂

  13. Chris says:

    Your birds are wonderful! I particularly like the expression you captured on the rooster's face. I also enjoyed your splashy style. Looking forward to stopping by again so to see more of your work.

  14. Monette Satterfield says:

    You're all so kind – and I really appreciate your time and thoughtfulness. This rooster is one of my favorites – both the subject and the colors.

  15. Judy Stephan says:

    Your rooster is done in my favorite style…the looseness and colors are wonderful.
    I want to paint like you.

  16. Joi Goeldner says:

    Came across your blog via msn the other day and absolutely enjoy it. Carry on the good work.

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