This oil painting, Chicken Strut, is one of our chickens. It's 10 inches wide by 8 inches tall. Chicken Strut is painted on gallery wrapped canvas, so you can hang it without a frame if you'd like. It has many shades of oranges and reds. Our chickens are really quite pretty! And, you know I love to paint the animals here.
Chicken Strut, Detail:
Yesterday morning the whole flock of turkeys came running at break-turkey-neck speed across the field to the house feeder. What a site! Twenty nine huge and ungraceful birds hauling it! It was so funny. It looked like they were being chase or maybe had some treasure in front of them. Something had to be going on to make them go soooo fast.
Well, that evening we checked the game camera card and saw the "before" to the field race. They were at the feeder at Lake Jean. I guess they had their fill and you can see the last of the exodus from there.
If you can see it, just above and a little to the left of the deer's head is one in flight. The deer seems to be saying "whaaa??" Turkeys do not seem to fly when they can walk or run. To see this one in flight, I'm wondering if someone in the lead said "OK, last one to the house feeder is fried!"
When you do see them fly you find yourself lifting, as if to help them get off of the ground. Watching them wind up and get ready leaves you wondering if they will ever make it. The effort is apparent. If one decides to clear a fence, it will not get any more lift than it needs to. They do not give an extra inch clearance.
The one under the feeder has his wings going, I guess he was the last. Poor thing. Oh, and that is part of Lake Jean in the background to the left in the photo.So, please do visit my Etsy store for original watercolor and oil paintings priced from $10.00 to $395.00.
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They are glad the sale is over. Even though they took turns, they were tired holding the sale sign.