Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Three Muses Challenge - The Chicken or the Egg

Which came first - the chicken or the egg?


This week the Three Muses Challenge was to use a chicken in your art. I decided to work on backgrounds and I always think of eggs and feathers when I think of chickens. I first painted a piece of watercolor paper with just a simple landscape. Very fast. Then scanned that. I then added the eggs and feathers digitally. I decided to add a little chicken wire. The rooster and chicken are from my glorious book of Cassells Poultry. This was a fun challenge.

26 comments:

Eila A said...

Oh, Elizabeth, your stunning work is absolutely elegant! I love your strong colours, too, and I admire your skills in combining various elements. - Thank you for the freebie, too!

indybev said...

Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing your process for the background. The vibrant colors are wonderful, and you've achieved depth and texture. The chickens, of course, are absolutely magnificent! Thanks for playing along this week.

Martina2801 said...

How incredibly gorgeous this one is, i love the beautiful colours and design and it looks totally gorgeous!

bad penny said...

such vibrant colours lovely !

johanna said...

love all the elements you combined in this collage! wonderful digital piece!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous collage!

terri d. said...

this is stunning with with bold colors, handsome rooster and pretty hen.

Mar said...

looks vibrant and rich!
nicely done

Lori Saul said...

Fabulous depth of color and content - a brilliant collage Elizabeth- wow!

Sharon said...

Now that is beautiful. The colors are stunning. Sharon

Faye said...

I was just going to say how absolutely gorgeous all those colors were and I went back and reread what you had written. You painted that wonderful bright background!!! Just beautiful.

peppapig said...

Gorgeous!!

Taluula said...

Fantastic depth of colour and what a beautiful range of colours at that. Elizabeth, this is an awesome piece of art.

"MOI" Freubel said...

WOWWW. What a POWERfull piece Elizabeth !! It's jumping right of my screen. LOVE LOVE this !!

Lucy said...

Cool!! Love it and so kind of you to give us the eggs background to use! You are truly inspiring to me, I'm new to digital art. I have left you an award to pick up on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Marina said...

Stunnning! I like to read the steps taken to complete the artwork.... Great composition.

Judy said...

WOW, Elizabeth, what a vibrant piece of art, clever idea the chicken wire & eggy b/g, outstanding!

Ozstuff said...

Oh, wouldn't we all love to have your glorious book of Cassells Poultry!! Those chooks (that is what we call them in Australia) are the most magnificent I have ever seen. Your background is sensational. The colours are just superb. This is an amazing piece in every way. Thanks so much for the background freebie.
Wow!

LiveArt said...

Very elegant piece!! love your colours and the eggs in the background, great piece!!

Linda

Diana Evans said...

these are some really cool hens!!! lovely work!!!

vintage wil said...

What a beautiful piece ! great colors!!!

peggy gatto said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

Shopgirl said...

Since I am a fan of chickens and have raised some, I love this piece. The color is amazing, love it! Hugs, Mary

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful colourful piece. These fowl look so full of it. I'm sure they think they were there bebore the eggs....

nancy said...

This is a stunningly beautiful piece.

Janny said...

Fabulous!