Sunday, March 6, 2016

Jonquil and Rooster from Life

Jonquil and Rooster from Life 3" x 5"
watercolor on paper

They're not to scale, just two watercolor studies on a small Strathmore journal with my Sakura Koi pocket box watercolor set. I didn't use pen on them either, but did pencil the jonquil before painting.

It's been nearly a month since I did anything. I got bronchitis which turned into pneumonia and wound up in the hospital, which was a major bummer. Too weak to do anything, even sketch, I've spent most of the month sleeping or coughing and wishing I could paint this, that or the other thing. Today I felt up to doing so and am getting significantly better every day. The worst is definitely over.

I hate winter, but spring is here early and wonderful. Love the flowers coming up everywhere, jonquils abound around the farm house. Also the flock of gorgeous chickens including Black Marins, my favorites. They do get weird fluffs of feathers on their feet, the rooster in the painting has those fluffs.

Hopefully to be continued...


  1. Good to see you have recovered and are making art again Rob

    1. Thank you! It was a big relief today. Hopefully tomorrow will be even better.

    2. Hi Robert, the jonquil is beautiful! I also have French Black Copper Marans chickens, just a trio right now, as well as Ameraucanas. The Marans lay beautiful dark chocolate eggs. Glad you are feeling better!

    3. Thank you! They do! Every day they bring in a whole basket of eggs, some of them very dark, all different sizes. The yolks are more orange than yellow and the flavor is so fantastic. I'd have trouble going back to normal eggs now. Pancakes come out bright yellow made with them.

  2. it looks good to me, I always look for good piece of art and this is one of them. Thank you for sharing this post with us and keep posting more such posts