5×7, Prismacolor colored pencil
FINALLY had a free night, to myself, no kids running through, no dog, no husband. So what did I do? Caught up on something I’ve been dreading, starting a Christmas gift (which was admittedly, my own idea). I had decided last year that I was going to make a triptych of two chickens and a duck for my step-mom (she has chickens and ducks). Small paintings, I told myself. Mind you, I have never been a confident painter. I am the type of artist that seeks immediate satisfaction or at times, I give up. This is probably due to the fact that I am a mother, and my “spare” time is slim. That said, it has to be right the first time, because who knows when I’ll get a second time.
So, I got to it, and I have to say, I’m sort of proud. I only got two of the three done, but I love them. So here is Duck and Mad Chicken, in acrylic, on masonite panel (about 4.5×4.5 square). Enjoy!
This is sort of a pre-draw for an 11×14 painting I have been asked to do in exchange for a friend sewing my boys’ a couple of Cars themed blankets. She is also going to make my drawing into a square quilt using this sketch.