Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. ----- Ernest Hemingway

Let's Paint a Rooster

> Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My front door is always open to invite you in to sit and relax with a cup of hot tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art. I am painting a whimsical Rooster painting today and would like to invite you to paint a Rooster with me. I have always wanted to have enough land to have a charming little chicken coop, however, I live near the ocean where the lots are small and we do not have room for chickens. Since I do not have any real Roosters to show you, I will show you the Roosters in my kitchen.Bentley, my Studio Assistant, is waiting to bring you inside to look for rooster inspirations in our kitchen.

This mosaic tray with the whimsical rooster is one of my inspirations.

Finding inspiration . . . . .

I have lots of blue and white in my kitchen and am thinking about painting a blue and white Rooster.

Fall flowers on patio off my kitchen. The blue Rooster pillow is one of my inspirations for a whimsical painting.

My apron has whimsical rooters frockling about.

More blue and white roosters

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There . . . . .

Roosters on my kitchen chandelier.

Everwhere . . . . .

More blue and white Rooster inspirations.

With all of the blue and white inspirations I am ready to start painting. If you would like to paint along with me you are welcome to copy my sketch. I sketched a very simple Rooster that should be easy for beginners. I paint on canvas, however, you can paint on wood, slate, or anything you want to. I like to base coat the white canvas before I start painting as it is easier to see the sketch. I paint with Liquitex acrylic paints as they are non-toxic.

After the sketch, I decide on the background and decide what to paint. .. then lightly paint in the background to get the feel of how it will look . .. by painting with watered down paints it is easy to change the background . Next I paint in the darks - notice I painted in the blues on the body of the Rooster and lightly painted in the feathers to get the feeling of how the Rooster will look with a blue body.

Next, I painted in the feathers and darkened up the background. Since the painting is so whimsical with blue feathers, I decided to add some geraniums for the Rooster to stand in - I felt it added another touch of whimsy. Add a tiny white dot to the Rooster's eye. You can paint your Rooster any color - if you want a more traditional Rooster, you can paint the body and tail feathers brown, black or any traditional color.

The completed whimsical Rooster.

"For the Lord is good and his love endures forever." Psalm 100:5

Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those who are following my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin


  1. Wisiting your blog makes me so HAPPY! It´s so playful and vivid and I love the way you are using your garden to find insiration for your paintings.


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