Monday, May 4, 2009

San Fernando Valley Rural

"Bantam Cockerel"
12" x 12", Acrylic on Canvas
© 2008
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley. My fondest childhood memories are of those few innocent summers spent eating over-ripe apricots freshly fallen from our two enormous trees, playing with caterpillars, chasing our bantam hen, watching our tumbler pigeon somersault erratically through the sky, and just laying around through the midday heat.
The "New Hampshire Bantam Cockerel" photograph in Tamara Staples' "The Fairest Fowl" inspired this painting and brought back to mind those pleasant memories.

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