Thursday, December 20, 2012

SOLD ~ Farmyard Drama - Rooster Painting by Texas Artist Nancy Medina


Farmyard Drama ~ A Rooster and His Gaggle
by Nancy Medina
30X40 
Commissioned Work - Detail
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas


Farmyard Drama, A Rooster and His Gaggle, is an excerpt from a 30X40 commissioned painting which will be a holiday surprise present for a family who loves - you guessed it - chickens! I grew up on a farm with chickens, pigs, and cows, and there was never a dull moment. I cannot say the chickens were my favorite animals, I admit freely that I did like the pigs so much more. They had such funny, exuberant personalities, rolling about in the mud and having very extensive conversations with me through the fence, especially if I was scratching their bristly backs with a nice stick.

Our first two pigs were named Henry and Louise by my father. Louise was named after a friend at his office, Western Union, and it was actually meant as a compliment. When we got home from school each day, my sisters and I each had our own assigned chores. Mine was feeding the pigs! Yes, I came from such refined roots, it is true, but I would never have traded my childhood on the farm for any other. Away from town, away from distractions, long summers reading and exploring, it was sheer magic.
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