My husband spotted a large canvas someone was throwing out, on a big junk pick up day. The canvas was well constructed but had a pink and white landscape with gobs of acrylic gel medium as texture here and there. I took it home and cleaned it up really well, then coated it with a couple layers of gesso. The idea was, my husband and I would just play around with the canvas. For a few months, that’s all that happened to it.
Then one day, I got the idea to paint a giant chicken on it. This painting was done in 2011. I have made other big chicken paintings since, some drinking coffee. I’ve also made some smaller ones. I paint chickens and other birds quite often; they’re my favorite creatures on Earth!
(All of my work is © Cindy Schnackel (aka Cindy Pollock before my marriage. All rights reserved. Please don’t pin my stuff to Pinterest.)