Saturday, March 9, 2013

Paintings at 'The Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real and Imagined' juried art Exhibit in CA

For these pieces I used some of our farm pets in each of the country scenes.  The top painting has one of our bantam mix roosters in the piece.  He was a beautiful rooster who's feathers glistened a beautiful range of blacks, greens, aquas, golds, and blues in the sunlight. 

The middle painting is of "Miss Pecky", our heritage "Mottled Black" turkey hen.  She is getting up in turkey years as she will be 6 years old this summer.  She was one of our turkeys that we hatched in an incubator from fertile eggs that I bought online.  We had a great hatch rate on them and they bonded to us as chicks. 

The bottom paintings features one of our half wild farm tom cats that lived on our farmstead for several years before he disappeared.  He was from a very wild tortoise shell mother cat who wandered in, and stayed for a few years, living in our barn.  We finally got him somewhat tamed, yet he always had a wild streak in him.  He was a beautiful tom cat.      

Here are my paintings that are currently on exhibit at 'The Peaceable Kingdom: Animals, Real and Imagined' juried art exhibit at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA.  This show runs from March 3 through May 19, 2013.  

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