Weekly visits from our aunt Merrilee are a highlight of creative brainstorming for all of us girls. Ever expanding her creative pursuits, Merrilee will come with chunks of cedar, aspen, and oak for carving one day, and another with paints or colored pencils for sketching or making canvas art.
It was on her latest visit that she was inspired to make portraits of three chickens in our flock that caught her eye.
Her next subjects were our two most inquisitive birds, Sherlock, our Golden Laced Polish rooster, and Clemence, our curious Cuckoo Maran hen. As captured in her portrait, the two are always inspecting something, whether its ivy leaves on the other side of the fence, airplanes flying overhead, or your camera lens!
These paintings are the first in a farmyard line she is creating, which will feature wacky original portraits of sheep, pigs, ducks, and other barnyard critters. See more of these paintings in our Etsy Shop, and stay tuned for more to come!