Thank you so much for sharing, they're beautiful!! I love the expressions you captured on your cows.
And I bet there are probably chicken fanciers (Team Buff Orpington seems to be a pretty big contingent) who would love a portrait, maybe you can get a bit of an income stream going....
I’ve sold the occasional print long ago (very different style) when I was doing primarily pottery, but I haven’t tried to sell any of my watercolor/mixed media or acrylics. I have no idea what an appropriate price would even be. I would probably not sell the hens series since they’re a personal record of my original flock, but I might do some prints if I had enough interest. It’s pretty expensive (here) getting art prints set up. Printing doesn’t cost that much but the set-up... 😱😱😱 That’s been a very long time ago, though... I’ll look into it again. The watercolors would likely be easier to set up since colors/gradients aren’t as critical.
Meantime, if anyone wants to talk about portraits of your own beasties (or loved ones for that matter), you can sure message me. I love doing portraits... it’s really an enjoyable challenge for me. The hens took in total around 6-8 hours, but that includes chatting with my friends, handing out unsolicited advice, drinking way too much coffee... Plus it’s the first time I’ve tried painting an accurate portrait of a chicken. 😁 You really don’t know what a thing actually looks like until you’ve painted or at least sketched it. The hardest one was the Black Australorp, mainly because of her being black. I did that one three times before I was satisfied with it. They’re very nice girls, though. Well worth the effort. 🥰
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Location: Zone 3-4 (usually 4) Western South Dakota, central Black Hills