Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Happy Hens Collage Obsession

Happy Hens is my Collage obsession piece this week. The theme is eggs, so I thought, 'what came first, the chicken or the egg?' The chicken I decided.
              In the UK at the moment there is a lot of public distrust of the food Industry because of horse meat being found in all sorts of meat products, as a vegetarian for over 30 years this does not affect me directly but I think it is good that people may start to question where their food comes from. So these are my happy hens, a torn paper collage incorporating gesso and acrylic paint. I used pen and ink to draw the little egg details and daisies and some wax crayon to create a textured sky. I've always fancied keeping hens and if I ever do this is what I want them to look like......Happy :)

10 comments:

  1. Such a happy hillside, and itmakes me think of spring. Your collages are marvellous always and this one is a cracker. I really cannot work out how you do them to produce such lovely images.

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    1. I will try and remember to photo the collage method I use next piece :)

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  2. I love your happy hens! This torn paper art is full of texture and makes me happy looking at it.xx

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  3. This is very beautiful with all the details, the sheep, the lamb and the flowers and, of course, the lovely hens.

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  4. beautiful! makes me excited for easter:)xxx

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  5. Realmente se ven unas gallinas muy felices! Me gusta su interpretaciĆ³n y el colorido de su pintura.

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  6. This is really beautiful. I hope you get your happy hens one day.

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  7. O yes they do look happy! Gorgeous! We had happy chickens and roosters once upon a time.

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  8. Beautiful with a lovely spring feel to it - like the white hen as a contrast x

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  9. Looking at your happy hens makes me happy too! They are beautiful! I love country-pictures so much!

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