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First Commission in 2016 and what a joy it was

I know I promised less chickens this year but could not pass on this one
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I was asked to paint three Bantam girls - Molly, Mandy and Mabel. I had a couple of very good photos but they did not look like a group. All were the same shiny black but luckily rings on their feet identified them. I played around in my head and finally found a lovely group composition using both photographs. Also one had her beak open which made a good story line for the group setting.
I hugely enjoyed putting the shine in the black. I actually never use black and try to get the dark in using different colours like a very dark indigo and purple, in this case I also added some purple and turquoise and grey to get the shine in. Overall I'm really happy with this and so is the customer.