Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bantam Rooster


Gouache on Clairefontaine Papier Kraft 90gms


Pentel Brush Pen on watercolour spatter

Pentel Pocket Brush Pen

This is the little bantam rooster who lived a short but happy life at my favourite olive farm.

My darling daughter bought me the brush pen for Christmas and of course, since Roz Stendahl inspired my passion for a brush pen, it's not surprising that my first inspiration was to draw fowl, which is something Roz does so brilliantly.

18 comments:

Pat said...

Hi Robyn, I love this rooster. He has such presence (or should I say 'had') anyway you have captured the attitude. I love the ink and brush work and of course the color one is wonderful.

martasart said...

What vibrant colors you can achieve with gouache. But what I find most inspiring is the progression from mind to hand in the brush drawings.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Despite what you say, this handsome chappy is so vibrant and alive!! Well done with the line work too.

Robyn, although I commented in the post, must re-iterate how great the snow scene is in respect of tone, composition and atmosphere. Just have to keep popping back to take another look. !!

EH said...

I love Coq au vin and I can prepare a good one!
But not only for that reason this guache is watering my mouth :).

Robyn said...

Pat - He did have great attitude - there are some who think he died of overexertion of a romantic nature.

Robyn said...

Marta - Thank you - that makes me feel great!

Joan - That's wonderful :)

Martin - I don't think this little rooster would have made much of a meal. Coq au vin sounds great though!

Scintilla @ Bell'Avventura said...

Just beautiful!

Dana Cochran said...

Oh I love this!! Being in a "fowl" mood quite often, this is one of my favorite subjects. They are such funny creatures. I have just never been able to capture the personality, as you have. And I am still oh so envious of the kraft paper sketchbook! :) Still looking for one!
Your work with gouache is amazing.

Joan said...

Great sketches of the rooster, but I love your gouache portrait of him at the top. Wonderful color and texture. Super!!

cathsheard said...

He is very handsome indeed. Such vibrant colour. I love him.

A Brush with Color said...

Wonderful! I love these, Robyn. I have wanted to try one of those brushes--I hear good things about them. Do you like it?

myfrenchkitchen said...

Isn't your gouace rooster just stunning! And I so love the playing around with spatters and pentel..I STILL haven't touched the gouache, like I said last time I was here...tzt, tzt, tzt.(Not that I have touched anything lately..) But I DO feel inspired every time I see your gouche work!
I thought you would be in Ozzieland by now?
ronelle

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Robyn, wonderful work. Thank you for sharing.

Robyn said...

Thank you all.

Sue - I love my Brush Pen, I think you would too.

Cathy Gatland said...

Oh, you also got it for Christmas from your daughter - snap! Your brushpen lines are lovely, lively and capture his cockiness perfectly. The gouache painting is so vibrant and life-like, I think his little amorous soul lives on!

Suma CM said...

Robyn,
I like all of them, but especially love the way the eye in the gouache-on-kraft rooster seems to look haughtily (maybe also a tad wistfully?) out upon the world!

Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

These are fantastic! My grandmother used to have a "pet" rooster she loved, as well.

caseytoussaint said...

Wow, Robyn! I love that gouache rooster! That's exactly the sort of thing I would love to do - can you feel the green glow emanating from me as I write? Really nice work.

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