This is a detail of Bingley, a new rooster painting. Bingley is so called because my roosters will have the names of my favorite male characters from literature and my hens will have names like Marguerite Blakeney and Lizzie Bennet. Yes, I am a corset geek. And I have to paint chickens until I have REAL chickens.
The title is part of the first line to my favorite song. AND I may not have even gotten it right. Bob Dylan. The song that I listen to when I am feeling blue. Which is mostly due to the overwhelming amount of reading. And the overwhelming amount of WINTER. So I decided to paint today, cause that is one thing that almost always makes me feel better. It is not done but here is a detail. A Leghorn rooster, the background is a very matte, almost-black and the rooster is a bit shiny, which is sort of fun. I love chickens.
While it dries, I read. AND read some more. And break up fights between my kids. And make tea. ANd I am boring myself.