Friday, November 13, 2009

Whimsical Rooster Inspirations

Welcome. I am so glad that you stopped by. We are having another glorious Fall day in Southern California - sunny and in the 60's - just the perfect day to sip a nice cup of tea while looking for whimsical Rooster inspirations. I am painting Christmas gifts for family and friends and have several requests for "whimsical Rooster paintings". I poured you a cup of tea so you can join me and Bentley, my Studio Assistant, looking for inspiration.






Looks like Bentley is ready to go.






Oh goodness - looks like Bentley is sleeping on the job.



Let's wake him up and go into the garden first to see if we can find any Roosters.


Finding Inspiration . . . . . .








Here . . . . .









We found a few Roosters in the garden - now let's go in my kitchen to see what we can find.



As you can see, I have just a few Roosters in my kitchen.



The blue mirror over my sink reflects the little garden window.



There . . . .



An artist friend of mine made the large white Rooster which was the first Rooster in my collection.


Everywhere . . . . .





I found the Rooster mosaic tray at a tag sale years ago. The colors are perfect for my kitchen with blue and white check curtains and yellow accents.




I found these delightful glass jars with Rooster tops at a tag sale for $1.00 each. The clear glass is perfect for storing Bentley's dog biscuits.



I love my blue Rooster plates and decided to try my hand at painting a blue Rooster.





This little painting is not finished - I decided the Rooster needs to be all blue and will paint his face and comb all blue. He also needs a little white eye.






My friend has a black Rooster rug in her kitchen and wanted me to paint her Christmas gift Roosters with black feathers to match her rug.





This one is more whimsical wtih the black check border.





Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate that you have taken time to visit me, follow my blog and leave me a comment. If you would like to see me paint something special, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

13 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It seems like we all love a few roosters around the house! I think the little black checks make the painting really pop! I love your mosaic, too! Your home is cheerful ...just like you!

Stacey said...

Love 'em! Roosters are just cheery looking creatures to have in the kitchen. I can't wait to see what you do.

Kelly Howard said...

You near about made my heart stop! I adore your collection...just so bright and cheery!

bj said...

Erin, as always, these are just delightful. I so enjoyed a peek at your sweet kitchen. Hope to see a lot more of your cottage.
xo bj

dobco said...

I use to have a very large rooster/chicken collection. I probably built on it for close to 20 years...then I wanted a change. Out the roosters went! It's funny how we change when we get older! Now I am into chili peppers!

Kathi said...

I really love your kitchen! It is so bright and cheerful! You and Bentley find inspiration everywhere!
How about a Christmas painting with mice? :)

La Petite Gallery said...

Well, I am so glad to find this blog. I love Roosters and every time I do an art show I sell my Rooster paintings. I sold 2 this fall framed for $68.00 I love your style. My daughter told me about you. Renee Finberg adventures in Design.
Have a nice Thanksgiving.
Yvonne

wildflower said...

Hi Erin, I have been out of town and catching up on my e-mails. Glad you liked your wildflower sign. You do so many kind things for people and I wanted to do a little something for you. Your pics are colorful and beautiful as usual! Have a great day.
Lori

Julie said...

Oh how I love roosters! I must show mine off one of these days!

Daisy Cottage said...

Hi My Beautiful Erin!!!

I love your roosters - but of course - AND of course Miss Maggie loves your handsome Bentley!!!

pssst..... just don't Oliver Wendell.

;-)


xo,
Kim

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I enjoyed seeing all those roosters! Love the red rooster cups in the first picture!

Manuela

Diane said...

You do have a lot of roosters! LOL!
Every once in awhile we can hear one from down the road! Love that sound!
Diane

Mary said...

Your rooster collection is awesome Erin...............and Bentley seems OK having them around!

Your kitchen looks just like your paintings, beautiful!