Fowl Clutter is one in my series of farm and rural animal artworks. I hand built the wood substrate from birch and pine. An oil on wood, I used palette knife techniques to lay down thick oil paint on varying squares of the background checkerboard pattern (like many of my paintings). Expressive graphite work outlines and blends with the checkerboard pattern. A symmetrical piece, bright pinks and yellows dominate the painting while a slightly impressionistic chicken and a blocky cookie-cutter cut out of the chicken face each other.
oil on wood panel