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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Master and Commander







A large part of the West Coast consists of farm lands and countryside. In between you will find our beloved small towns, fondly known as "dorpies". The atmosphere is rural, to say the least! I often visit Lelieblom Farm and there I have met some other farmers too. I need to see the milk farms especially because the products from Darling Dairies are well known all over the country in food stores. I also needed an excuse to paint a colourful rooster, so here it is!

The picturesque roosters at Lelieblom Farm are known to rush through the house to reach the front garden as soon as a door opens! I chose to paint this colourful red guy! In the painting I placed him in the foreground so that all else will seem small. Look at that assertive stance! As a little girl I was chased by a ferocious rooster, they do that, don't they? I call my painting "Master and Commander", because of the bossy attitude!

25 comments:

  1. what a great painting. love the colors. he is a Master and Commander for sure!

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  2. Wonderful post and BEAUTIFUL painting!! : )

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  3. Thank you so much, Liana!

    I'm glad you enjoyed both the post and the painting, Helen! Hugs!

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  4. Your painting of this colorful strutter looks wonderful, Marie! Enjoyed the photos and captions!

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  5. What a perfectly gorgeous background for this perfectly gorgeous rooster!

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  6. Love his attitude, Marie, and love the photos of the chickens. I would really love to visit Lelieblom farm, sounds like a delightful time. You paint with your words as well as with a brush. Thank you for sharing. I am always so excited to see a new post from you.

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  7. This post is like a motion picture! beautifully selected pics and to compliment them, the lovely painting!

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  8. Thank you, Dean!

    Diana, white feathers and a giant pink rose! Quite a combination!

    Thank you, sherry, I made that background up!

    Cissy, yes that is an old-style farm. You can easily Google Lelieblom Farm! Thanks for the
    lovely words!

    Thank you, Giselle!

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  9. Thank you, padmaja, such nice words!

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  10. Love rooster paintings and yours turned out so well!!
    Hey that fellow in the last photo sure looks uppity!!! LOL.

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  11. He's great Marie, he is strutting isn't he? I really like the background too.

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  12. Marie, roosters are just wonderful to paint and you did a superb job on this one. Love the descrption of the farms. And yes, roosters do chase you; my son's rooster attacked me with his spur as I innocently stepped out the door. I have a scar. I've threatened to roast him ever since.

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  13. Thank you, Marian! Yes,what pride these roosters have!

    Thank you, Barbara!

    Thank you, Mary! My, that was a nasty one! Sorry about the scar as a reminder! I learnt quickly that my mom's old rooster did not like me to bend down and collect feathers!

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  14. This Rooster is beautifully painted, Marie with lots of wonderful colors. Well done...

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  15. Thank you, Hilda! I am pleased that you liked it, the red roosters seem to have the most colours on them!

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  16. thankyou so much for visiting my blog and now I have returned to see you beautiful rooster,, such a handsome fellow!I am your newest follower,, I will be back following your beautiful art journey!

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  17. You caught that rooster attitude perfectly, Marie! I also love the colors in his feathering.
    That photo of the little white chicken with the flower-bloom 'skirt' is adorable!

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  18. Thank you, laurie! Will see a lot of each other!

    Thank you Claire, I hoped to show the rooster as dominant! And yes the white one passed behind that open pink rose at exactly the right moment!

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  19. Beautifully painted rooster - love the colors and the background as well. I too was chased by a rooster as a little girl - and thereafter stayed away from that "commander" - he wasn't nearly as pretty as your barnyard master! The photos and captions are super!

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  20. Thank you for visiting my blog! Your West Coast of Africa is beautiful and very similar to the barrier island that I live on - sharks in the bay and all! You've done a wonderful job portraying the beauty of it.

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  21. Rosemary, these rooster have a reputation and I have read some good pieces about them in novels too! Yes, I had to use those amusing photos somehow!

    Lori, I am glad I found your blog again! My, even the blogging world gets too big and I loose people for a while every now and then! I am glad to hear about your area. I was born in the middle of nowhere, but always felt that the coast was the place to live!

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  22. Lovely composition, Marie!! Love your stories about South Africa, keep 'em coming.

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  23. Thank you,Diane....maybe I'll attract some tourists!

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