The wildlife and equine art of Crista Forest. A blog about painting animals including wildlife, horses, dogs, cats, and other domestic animals. Topics include oil painting, art prints, art licensing, art marketing, artist materials, and painting techniques.
Doing something a little different today. Instead of wildlife I decided to do a farm animal for today's miniature painting, a nice red rooster. Who doesn't love a Rhode Island Red, a classic symbol of country life? Now that we've moved from a small yard to having over an acre we've been thinking of building a coop and getting a few chickens to have some fresh eggs. I hear Rhode Island Reds are good hardy chickens so they are good starter chickens for us less experienced chicken owners. :)
While thinking about chickens and eggs I visited a local farm where I snapped a few pictures of several different kinds of chickens. This painting is the result of one of those photos.