Monday, August 1, 2011

Chickens and Roosters

If  you've  been  to  my  Facebook  page,  you'll  know  that  I've  been  painting  roosters.   And  when  Kristin  told  us  that  orange  was  the  color  this  week for  her  Summer  of  Color,  I  knew  that  would  be  a  perfect  color  for  some  rooster  art--


This  was  so  much  fun!  I  added  some  images  of  my  older  art--these  houses--

 and  some  of  my  painted  papers

.....and  I  can't  forget  about  the  embellies! 

So....it  was  so  much  fun...that  I  went  and  did  it  again!!



I  knew  that  my  rooster  needed  a  companion.


Now.....he's  happy!

































Sadly,  the  Summer  of  Color  is  coming  to  an  end....Hey   Kristin...maybe  you  can  have  a  Winter  of  Color--maybe  huh??

And   just  as  this  is  ending  so  is  the  story  of  the  Finch  family.   Friday  when  I  checked  the  nest,  this  is  what  I  found--

Scott,  the  oldest  had  left  the  nest.   My  husband  and  I  actually  saw  him  fly  out  of  it.   And  then  yesterday  morning-

All  that  was  left  was  Jennifer  and  John...but  I  have  a  feeling  when  I  check  it  today,  they  may  be  gone  too.    I  like  to  think  that  they'll  stay  in  touch  with  each  other.  And  I  have  to  mention  that  during  all  of  these  last  few  days,  the  babies'  Father  has  been  there  watching  over  them--this  is  Love!!

52 comments:

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful! The detail that you included on the rooster makes him almost life-like. Brings back wonderful memories of having chickens at my farm.

Theresa said...

The rooster pair are so much FUN! Love all the embellies and the cheeriness! The babies grew so fast....and now are leaving the nest....:( deja Vu.

Mandy said...

These are absolutely fabulous...love them to bits in fact....all the images around them are awesome and the roosters themselves are do cute...xxx

Lesley said...

I adore your Rooster - he's so colourful and arrogant!!! All the lovely details you include make this a wonderful piece of art Diane.

And the finches....all safely fledged...shame about the plants haha!
x

tina kirk said...

My favorite rooster yet! So whimsical!

Janet Ghio said...

Is that why he's kicking up his leg--because he found her? Love your happy rooster. And thanks for the final photos of the babies--bet you will see them hanging around in the trees near your house.

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful! I totaly love how you incorporate old paintings with the new ones. One could never tell. :)

Buffy said...

I loved keeping up with your finches. Its a bittersweet ending,but at least its a happy one. Love your rooster pair. Your rooster is adorable,especially how he's kicking up his foot.

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Oh wow. Your rooster paintings are great Di. Love them.
Kyles :D

Мария said...

Замечательные петушки, просто загляденье :) Очень нравится ваше творчество )

Connie said...

Beautiful work. And beautiful baby birds. Did you know that the parents will now teach their babies what and how to eat? Yes, even after they leave the nest the parents will continue to watch over them. For a while....

Mary said...

oh i love your Rooster paintings!!
they just make me smile, and the colors are beautiful!

Janine said...

Wonderful, wonderful roosters and post about your feathered family!

rebeca trevino said...

very fun!

Becca said...

Your rooster art is wonderful! I would love to have something like that in my kitchen! Also, so fun to follow the story of the little birdies...loved seeing the photos. Will you do something with the nest, or should you leave it there...I never know. :-)

suziart said...

I am in love with your work!!! And your blog...I am trying to join artsee bloggers, but it is taking forever to load anything. So,I willtry it again later...looks like a great group to become a part of!
Suzi

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love your paintings and the rooster and hen are simply adorable. They will make great additions to your stock of items you'll be selling soon. I also am sorry to see the Summer of Color come to an end. It was fun to follow you through all these lovely colors.

And I'm totally impressed that all 5 birds made it. You can be proud grandparents of these babies.

Kristin said...

Oooh, what a fitting ending to a beautiful Summer with your Finch family! I have loved seeing them so much that I am almost sad the babies left the nest . . . I keep asking Kendra to stop growing, but, but . . .
AND your roosters are just fabulous! I love that they are a couple and think that your details are perfect - love the bicycle on the bottom especially. Can't wait to see your "show and tell, " xo

linda said...

Your pair of rooster paitings are brilliant and such fun. Love all the embellies you have added, it makes them perfect.

Sharon said...

I absolutely love how creative you are. These rooster are fantastic. I just love them.

Netty said...

Oh wow your roosters are fabulous, such a brilliant style of working. I agree we need a Winter of Colour.........will miss seeing your Summer of colour pieces. x

Jimio said...

Love the Finch Family

Kathy said...

LOL - when I saw the picture at the top of the post the first thing popped into my head was "happy chicken"!

Lorraine said...

excellent painting and lovely photos of the finches..hoping they will be back next year for you

Dorthe said...

Diane, I love your happy -dancing rooster, makes me smile, and feel glad,looking at both your art pieces.
And the babie`s ,-well as alwayes we feel they leave home far too fast- how sweet they looks.
Hugs, from-Dorthe

Gloria said...

Hi Diane. I really love your roosters. Seems that roosters are the in thing right now. I've seen a lot of them here and there but yours is definitely tops. Excellent work, I am in love with them. Yes, all little birdies fly away, sooner or later. Very nice work Diane, thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Love your orange....but then again I love all your art work....!!!
donna
ps....loved your bird story

WrightStuff said...

Ooh Diane, the babies are flying the nest....

Will they be featuring in your artwork soon? I certainly hope so.

The chickens look just fab - especially their dancing legs!!

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

love these! truly beautiful :)

Marilyn Rock said...

I adore your rooster art! What a beautiful pair! I wish the Finch family well! Did that go fast!

Bren said...

These just make me smile, what great pieces, I have a feeling people are going to love them.
Ah what sweet babies, grown enough to set out on their own. It's been fun seeing their progress through your camera

sugar Creek said...

These are just beautiful! I love all the detail and the dots in the first one!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Oh I love your rooster Dianne, the colours are so fabulous and the rooster is so much fun. Love the daintiness of standing on its toes.
lee:)

sharon said...

I always smile from ear to ear when I visit your blog because your work is so happy, bright, enthusiastic, and positive! You are amazing Diane!

Emelie said...

Good morning Diane, such delightful roosters, I love their legs, men have legs like that sometimes. One would never say to a man, wow you have rooster legs.

I think you said that your chicken things sold very well, you won't have these long either so pretty and arfully arranged.

roc said...

what wonderful roosters!

joanna said...

Love your rooster Diane!! your work is beautiful as always.
xoxo

Dianne said...

Oh my! Love these panels! I really like how you embellish them.

Tammie said...

I agree every rooster needs a partner. They are wonderful. Lovely to see your bird friends grow up and flee the nest. So much fun to watch.

bluepurpleandscarlett said...

These are so fun, I love all the details and I just love their legs for some reason--whimsical and colorful, they're really great!!! We just had some finches fly the nest, too..they grow SO fast!!
~Scarlett

Joyce's Journey said...

When I was a kid, my mom loved roosters as part of her decor. She had them all over the place. I hated them. Our neighbors raised chickens and they used to run after us. They petrified me. I guess you have to get "old" to come full circle and enjoy things that you thought you hated from days gone by. These are great and bring back wonderful memories.

Sunny Lee said...

Beautiful Diane~ Love your paintings as always~
Hope you are staying cool... :)

creatingme said...

oh wow, best rooster I have ever seen!

JessiVille said...

Diane, I love rooster art. Your rooster is fabulous and I'm crazy for his companion too! The little birdie have flown the nest - so glad we got to spy on their little lives... Summer of Color is not over yet - grande finale is coming up.
Jessi xox

Ella said...

These are wonderful! Roosters remind me of my childhood. My Mom collected them; I can see them all over the kitchen! Love your take on orange~

Elisabeth R said...

Oh, I just love your rooster-art! They are amazing, and with all those sweet details around them - the house, the bicycle - they are just perfect!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

I like so much rooster the way you did it...it is absolutly perfect to have two of them...very very colorful and I would like to see it in person...
I am so happy for Bob...he looks so happy...

Janelle said...

I love your rosters. I'm glad that your dog is doing better too.

Ophelia said...

Your work is so incredible. It is always such a treat to visit your blog. I'm always very inspired!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Diane, I just LOVE your work!!! :) It always makes me smile - and I love all the vivid colors you use. The little finches grew so fast! We found a nest in our yard - but we are not sure whether they be robins or wrens. I must have the hubby check on them tomorrow - if they are still there!

Emakesart said...

Hey, how did I miss this? Love your roosters!! I'm so glad you created two so the one didn't get lonely! And great names for the birdies, lol! I'm sure they'll stay in touch.

xoEsther

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh my gosh...I have never seen roosters look better! Fabulous! I always love to see the yummy details and things you add to your creations. So cute!

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