Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ugly Adolescence

Ugly Adolescence 4.75 x 2.5" I know...it's not a pretty painting. But, I have to tell you, after surgery it was good to get a laugh and this perky adolescent Guinea Hen gave me the giggles every time I layed down the brush. She is a resident at the Brookfield Zoo and boy is she EVER noisy! I think she felt compelled to compete with the strutting peacocks. Either that or she felt it necessary to complain about those itchy pin feathers of hers. I don't know...I don't speak Guinea Fowl. Fiesty little thing!

7 comments:

christiane fortin said...

Mary what are you saying; It's not a pretty painting !!! As far as I'm concerned it's a more than stunning painting. Wow. I'm impressed my friend.

Mary Jansen said...

Christiane! So nice of you to drop by! Thank you. I can't say this little hen is very pretty but she did lift my spirits! I'm ready to paint pretty again. Ha!

christiane fortin said...

Way to go Mary! I still can't stop looking at it.

ellie said...

The texture on this little lady is great. You are sure doing well with your miniatures.

Mary Jansen said...

Ellie, I blame YOU for getting me addicted to these little paintings. Somehow they are not as intimidating as a larger canvass. But, as you WELL know, they sure do take just as long to complete!
I have just finished penciling in a tiger and another wolf and so am getting excited as the painting process goes much faster! Time's a ticking though...the shows are just around the corner! Yikes! Thanks for stopping in!

Christiane...you are so funny!

Diane Morgan said...

All guinea hens must be noisy. A Northern Michigan artist said she had to finally slaughter her guinea hen as it was making the neighbors very angry. She wasn't too happy either. This is so gorgeous Mary. I just can't stop looking at it!

Mary Jansen said...

Hi Diane! What a terribly sad story! But...I understand...they ARE noisy! Thanks so much for stopping in and commenting! Since you missed our June Chicago trip I expect you to fly out here solo so I can take you to our zoo myself and introduce you to all my buddies! We'd have so much fun!