Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Little Chick in Red

Hi there! I am happy to report that the Traveling Chicken and her glamorous entourage arrived safely in Texas! From the looks of the box, she underwent a most thorough examination in Customs. However, her sterling reputation as an international ambassador of creative good will (and fun!) must have preceded her. They carefully wrapped her back up and sent her on her way!


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After a leisurely morning of tea and scones, she graciously posed for me yesterday afternoon. She seems to favor a vintage tea towel, and I can't say that I blame her. She looks stunning in red! A while ago, I purchased this tiny, 4-inch wooden panel, and I hadn't found just the right subject for it. When I unpacked the little Traveling Chicken, though, I knew she was it!


In the spirit of the holiday season, I'm going to start her auction on Daily Paintworks at $1.00. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to fellow painter, Azra's, favorite charity. She was the one that started this very fun tradition, so I think it is only fitting! Thank you, Azra!


13 comments:

Scott Ruthven said...

That's so well painted Darla and what a great composition!

Karla said...

I love Your chicken! And what a generous thing to do with your donation

Darla McDowell said...

Hi Scott and Karla! Thank you both! It was such a fun experience, and I loved painting the little TC!

Azra said...

What a beautiful painting Darla and you are very generous! I am so proud and honoured that you let me choose the charity!! I would like it to be for the hurricane victims,the charity that is running on DPW.
Thankyou so much my Dear Friend!!xxx

Linda Nickles said...

This painting is wonderful. Great composition, and I love the light you've captured.

Amanda Bilson said...

Wow Darla, this is superb. The shine on it is amazing and I love the composition and the highlights. Great work.

Darla McDowell said...

Hi Linda and Amanda! Thank you both for your sweet comments. I was so happy for the chance to paint the little TC. :)

Darla McDowell said...

Thank you, Azra! I will send it to the American Red Cross then. Unless you can suggest a different option for the Hurricane Sandy survivors? Thanks again! :)

Sherry Schmidt said...

What a wonderful TC version! I love following her story!

Darla McDowell said...

The TC is fun, isn't she? I love her story, too! Thanks, Sherry! :)

padmaja said...

I absolutely loved her story Darla, she is full of life and eternally going to make some one happy, beautifully painted!

Page Railsback said...

Your painting is very good..the whole concept cool and as always you are so generous Darla

Maga Fabler said...

Little beauty :) Very good red tones! Congratulations, Darla.