Folk Art Rooster

Did you know that it is believed that chickens were first domesticated, not for eating, but for cockfighting? That sounds sad, but unfortunately believable to me.

I’m still playing with different styles with my acrylic paintings. I have a book, ’50 Small Paintings’ by Mark Daniel Nelson and I’m using it to pick up some ideas. Great color mixing advice! Mostly, I’m following the ideas while painting something totally different, but this rooster is very similar to the one in the book. I added extra color and tried to give it more of a folk arta feel. I love the folk art style of painting.

  • Paint-Liquitex & Holbein Acryla Gouache (acrylic)
  • Paper: Hahnemühle Öl/Acryl 230 Oil & Acrylic Paper
  • Brushes: Princeton Heritage Brush


To find a list of dealers, who carry Hahnemühle products in the U.S. and Canada, go here.

You can find Zebra pen products here.

You can find ZenArt products here.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

4 thoughts on “Folk Art Rooster

  1. I love this handsome dude! And I too LOVE folk art style. I’m interested in the book you are using. I may look that up as I’m also interested in using some acrylics. Beautiful vibrant work!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: