Monday, February 24, 2014


If you've been following along with the case of the mistaken farm fowl sex (see previous post here), the good news is the two roosters, Lucky and Ezra, have found a wonderful new home not too far from here where they will live long, happy, well cared for lives. And having wanted egg-layers to begin with, my bro-in-law and his wife acquired two new hens! Being females and having our two daughters as his nieces, my b-i-l thought it was fitting to name them after our daughters, Sadie and Molly. Which is hilarious to me since, growing up in our family, our daughters have always bemoaned the fact that we gave them animal names. It seems every new friend or acquaintance we meet has a dog or cat or even a cow named Molly or Sadie! I think they're beautiful names for these beautiful birds...and my girls. :o)
Oil on panel, 6" x 6"


cindy michaud said...

This is gorgeous, very full of life! love it and I have painted more than one chicken in my life.

Art Maine said...

Lady Sadie the Layer
Lady Sadie, Lady Sadie,
how do your feathers flow?
With smooth brush strokes, and wisps of white
and pretty eggs all in a row.

Contrary Mary, Mary

And tell
it's a
much, much
name than
for her,

it to
the high
school teen
who you
live with.

Studio at the Farm said...

I am so glad to read that Lucky and Ezra have found good homes. And This painting of Sadie is gorgeous!!!
Kathryn xx

suzanneberry said...

i just love this so freaking much!!!

Mary Valente said...

This is SO amazing. I really like how the body just feathers out. Much better than keeping it all painted in to the end. Love seeing the red shine through.