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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Chickens can be weird and Roosters are Bossy

Today was beautiful here in the top of the hill country and some artist friends from Dallas decided to head out to paint here with me.  I enjoy that because being an artist is such a solitary can get lonely at times and it's easy to get discouraged when you are working alone so much.  It is very easy to get into a rut or to wonder if you are on the right track.  Are you in a solitary career?  Or maybe you work from home remotely.  If you do, there are some real advantages but also some major disadvantages...but that's another blog post for another day.  Today, I did not paint alone and it was a gorgeous day.

These painters wanted to go over to First Earth Farms where the owner had pumpkins growing out in the field and attractive displays of the fruit of their labors out and about the various spots on the farm.  So this was what I decided to paint...and as I said, a beautiful day..there was only one drawback, actually two but the one that was most funny (or annoying to a couple of the other artists) was the chickens.  They would NOT leave anyone alone.  Forget the fact that the rooster constantly warned us that those chickens were  HIS....(no offense guys)....the chickens themselves thought we were definitely there to entertain them..they jumped up on our easels and pecked at all our equipment and were generally pretty annoying...but it was all in good fun and we got a kick out of them in the end.  Oh the joys of painting outside.
"First Earth Farms....with pumkins" 6x8 oil 

Just one of the attention seekers
Mr Big Shot Rooster

Friends painting near the farm house

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