Elvis Is In The House, Oil on panel, 5 x 7", available
Last year while visiting some friends, I took photos of their chickens. I figured that one day I'd get around to painting chickens because they look cool and taste great! Well, as you can see, our friend had some rather plain, drab hens and then this magnificent bird. I don't know what breed this is, but he really reminds me of 70's Elvis, in his white jumpsuit, a bit bloated and really strutting his stuff! Those chicks are his adoring fans.
Nearing winter and the trees were dropping their leaves, a group of us artists set up to paint on location. We had hired a model and painted her on site. Then we did a photo shoot during the 'Golden Hour'. The afternoon was beautiful as the shadows played across the trees and the air was chilled.
My painting depicts this lovely young woman as she awaits patiently by the water's edge for her young man to claim her.
I took fourth place for my entry of "Spanish Rose" last Friday's opening at the University Club. I was very surprised as the competition was stiff. So many great pieces! So, if you have the chance, come out and see the show. It runs through April 22nd.
The University Club of Phoenix
39 Monte Vista Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Monday – Friday 9-11 AM and 2-4 PM