Here’s a bonus chicken painting to follow up on The Commando and The Zulu I posted recently. The gallery that showed Hanamachi invited me to show another piece, this one F20 size — which I soon found out is BIG! Not huge, mind you, but big compared to all my other paintings so far — roughly 727×606 mm, or 5 times the size of the other chicken paintings. So it was a real challenge and a real pleasure to paint The Wedding.
The model for this painting, I’m proud to say, was my own wedding. Much artistic liberty has been taken — aside from the obvious transformation into chickens — the clothing was changed, and the shrine in the background has some tweaks to it, but it goes fairly well with our wedding photos. The chicken models are from a local farm. It took a fair amount of time to do, but even more to dry, and I was finally able to scan it yesterday morning, about half an hour before I took it to the gallery in Kanazawa.
i was going to say, it looks familiar!
i especially like the brother chicken holding the umbrella!