Monday, September 12, 2011

SOLD...Chickerta... "Baby It's Cold Outside!" Portrait of a Dominique Hen

Chickerta... "Baby It's Cold Outside!" by J Joy Nocifora ©2011
6x6" oil on museum quality linen canvas

A friend posted a photo of their family pet chicken on Facebook and I asked if I could have permission to paint it. She and her son, Whitt said that they would be delighted for me to paint a portrait of Chickerta. I think she is quite the model. She even braves a cold, snowy day for a great a pose and perfect expression! What do you think?
The Dominique Chicken is considered the oldest breed of chicken in the United States. (See:

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