Monday, March 07, 2011

Rollikin Rooster Ray

Rollikin Rooster Ray!

12" by 12" original oil on wrap around canvas with sides painted.

     I really had a blast working on this rooster today.  I got into my studio before lunch with a board toned with hot pink and got started.  I was inspired to do this piece by a photo my nephew sent me who is living in Japan. He took the picture near the city of Nara in central Japan, in a town called Tenri, along a hiking path called "yama no be no michi" which means "side of the mountains path". They say its the oldest hiking trail in Japan. The rooster lives at a temple called Isonokami Shrine, which is dedicated to the sword of the legendary first emperor if Japan. I thought it was beautiful and would make a nice painting.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  I have been doing my last few paintings on this museum board and really like how the paint moves around on it!  It can be easily framed, or displayed on an easel which I will be posting tomorrow when they arrive!  Each of my small paintings will come with its own display easel!  If you purchase this piece today, it will be included.  :-)  If you have any questions, please email me at
     I am also working on challenge # 135 which is to Paint Reflections On The Surface Of Glass, from Carole Katchen's book....200 Great Painting Ideas For Artists.  I haven't done one in while cause I had a bunch of other ideas of my own but I should be able to post this one in the next couple of days.  I'd like to see and post other artist's paintings who do this challenge with me!  
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Jerry Stocks said...

Norma, this rooster is wonderful, and I love how you painted the background. It gives this proud guy an aura.

Norma Wilson said...

Thanks Jerry...I thought he looked very regal!