Out for my morning jaunt I rounded a familiar corner and spotted what I thought were three crows. As I got closer to the birds I realized that they were not crows at all but shiny black hens with scarlet heads. I stopped for a moment to take a closer look. What beauties! Such colors! It's not so unusual to see groups of hens and roosters roaming around but I'd never seen any like this before. Now I see these three here and there, close to where I saw them first but never in the same spot twice. "Free range" I suppose. I wonder what color their eggs are.
I placed the hens in a barn yard which is fairly accurate but I added a very small image of a church that's not anywhere near where I spotted the hens. You can see it in the background on one of the hills. This particular church is Dutch Reform and very old & colonial in design. They tell me it's the most frequently photographed church in New York. I had the pleasure of hearing some scary organ music there a few Halloweens ago while waiting for the cemetery tour to begin.
The painting is 7 x 10 inches (18 x 25 cm). The paper is Arches 100% cotton watercolor paper, smooth finish. The painting is signed and dated on the front, titled on the back. You can find it in my shop along with prints of the hens in various sizes.
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