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Hoovering over with that awesome QuickZoom-Thingy you'll detect all the textures easily.

This rooster will be part of the DFVA's Riverfront Art Show
April 1-3 in Wilmington, DE.

Roosters generally tend to wail when they are distressed or in heat.
The sound made by the rooster is spelled onomatopoeically as
"cock-a-doodle-do" in English
but otherwise in other languages, such as in Dutch: ”KUKELEKU!”

Part of OLGarts STUDIO's program is teaching and adding different TEXTURES.

Texture, another element of art, is used to describe either the way a three-dimensional work actually feels when touched, or the visual "feel" of a two-dimensional work.

Use of texture, along with other elements of design, can convey a variety of messages and emotions.
Texture gives a painting a character.

This is what I did:
I drew a shape of a rooster, partially with cheese cloth, and partially with wood shavings and music paper.
I dipped cheese cloth in gesso and "glued" it down with gesso.
While wet the cloth is still pliable.
When dry, it' hard as a rock.

Mediums used:
wood shavings, cheese cloth, wire (foot) book paper, sheet music, lace, paper, crushed eggshells, acrylics, different gels, binder, matte medium.
(All archival and high quality brands.)

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2©11
This is another OLGartsProduction ©2 011

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Doris Blessington 19 Jun 2011

I like chickens! This one looks if it might turn around and walk away any minute! Full of life.

Artist Reply: Oh Thank you Doris!!

YUNA parmentier 27 Feb 2011

wonderful and such a matter work !!! I love ! Yuna

KC CHANG 23 Feb 2011


Marika Antal 21 Feb 2011

fantastic work of art..

Debbie Shirley 20 Feb 2011

Wonderful! Love all the textures.