Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Fighting Roosters

Today I started on another watercolor-painted vase of flowers.

As I was choosing colors for my painting, I remembered that I needed to create a color chart for myself. I do these color charts with all paints I have. It is so much easier to pick colors when looking at them on paper or fabric rather than through a bottle. And besides, they usually look different dry compared to when they are wet.

As I was painting I got to thinking (I do that every once in a while). I wonder if this ink works on fabric. So I got out a scrap of white fabric and inked/painted it up. I'm going to let this dry and then cut it in half and wash half of it.

And here's the photo that inspired the title on today's post. As I was working in the studio I happened to glance out the window and saw a couple of pheasant roosters in the heat of battle. I imagine they are getting ready to claim their territory and hens for the spring/summer. I have noticed many roosters throughout the winter coming to feed in the yard so I'm betting that there will be many fights to determine who's the boss.