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During the hot summer season, an enthusiastic group of artists of the Academy for Lifelong Learning (University of Delaware, where I teach Art) are joining every Tuesday for Plein Air gatherings either on each others properties or at other interesting sites.
Our dear friend and artist colleague Ruth Thompson opened her wonderful farm for us and even hit the local Newspaper!
This "chick" (a rooster) got my attention, so I photographed it and painted it at home.
I personally like the way it looks at you! (Kinda angry!)


There's a Dutch children's song about chickens and a rooster:

To listen to this song please click on: 
Boer wat zeg je van mijn kippen?

I've always been mesmerized by "chicks and roosters." I even have a breakfast china, which I collected while living in the Netherlands and Germany.


I used a heavy gel to create a robust textured background to show off the brushwork and the soft feathers with a rich palette of bold colors.
I think you agree that this Chick deserved this gorgeous golden frame!
It's proudly hanging in my sunroom and definitely is an eye cather!
It will be shown in my upcoming solo exhibit in 2 weeks!
Love and Light, OLGA


Acrylic on Canvas Board 8'x10' (20.3x25.4cm)


Copyright Olga van Dijk 2007
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
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Anonymous Guest 11 Jun 2012

Your works are quite appealing to me with tremendous tactile quality and visually effective use of color, great job with these roosters.

Anonymous Guest 03 Feb 2011

Wonderful paintings, I love your chickens!

Olga Gorbacheva 13 Aug 2010

Dear Olga. I envy your style of painting. Easy, colored, realistic. Enjoy.

Artist Reply: That means a lot to me, coming from you my friend! Thanks for your generous comment! Love and Light, OLGA

Maureen Bloesch 21 Nov 2009

fantastic work!

Joan Wulff 28 Oct 2009

Nice work, looks like my rooster.