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Monday, May 18, 2009

Funny Face

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Rooster Face, Oil 8" x 6"
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I have been painting roosters the past few days for my show at Gale's Restaurant and I couldn't resist this view ... I don't know if I will include this one in the show ... it's pretty funny looking!
Thanks to all of you for asking about my son's swim meet this weekend. He was amazing and made us very proud parents. He broke two records, including a 28 year old record in the 200 freestyle! Yippee!
Finally, I promised to let you know how long it took me to paint the Rose painting from my post on Saturday. Your estimates ranged from twenty minutes to a "lifetime" ... The painting, from start to finish took 32 minutes. Usually it takes me a few hours, so this was unusual. Must have been all that fast swimming I was watching all weekend ...

16 comments:

Carolina said...

Congratulations on your son's achievements! That's so nice :)
And yeah, that beautiful rooster looks funny, it's a great painting.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I love that view of the rooster...too funny!
Congratulations to your son!

Becky Brocato said...

funny little rooster! congrats to your son for his accomplishments!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

I think he's wonderful! He looks rebellious with his mohawk and serious expression. The green background contrasts well with the warm colors on the rooster too.

Great tips about the newsletter. You are the first artist to blog about following Clint's advice and having success that I've read so far. And I'm totally with Clint on the thank you note issue but then I believe good manners are always a good idea.

Marian Fortunati said...

Leslie... I'm curious... Did you paint the roosters because Gale asked for a series or just because you felt like it.

I think they are strange and wonderful!!

Jill Berry said...

Well it appears that Karen and I will have to share the prize, both guessing 12 min. on either side of the correct time. There was a prize, right?
My ears perked up to hear your last name when I heard the news of a recent swimming record being broken, but it turned out to be Olympic guys.

Sally Shisler......... said...

This is quirky and unique! Love it!

Edward Burton said...

Wonderful rooster, Leslie - great color combination. Congrats to your son!

Art with Liz said...

Oh what a face! He's absolutely fantastic Leslie. And well done to a proud mom.

Dean Grey said...

Cute rooster, Leslie!

Fun, bright colors and a great facial expression. I love that it's looking right at us!

-Dean

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Leslie,

Oooh, I love the luminous colors and the juicy palette knife work!
Great one!

Melinda said...

Hilarious face and great painting...hmmm. I think you should include it!

Congratulations to your son! That's a neat accomplishment.

Jala Pfaff said...

This is HILARIOUS as well as good. You MUST include this one!!

Sandra Galda a Daily Painter said...

this is so cute, I laughed when I saw it! Very nice

Karen said...

I would include this one for sure! It's composition...the rooster himself...intriguing!

L.Holm said...

Love this!

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