Monday, April 20, 2009
Spring Chicks| 5"x7" | oil on hardboard
I started this painting prior to our vacation, with the intent of posting it for Easter. I ran out of time so I finished it this weekend.
I have childhood memories of going to Jim's Feed Store here in Maurice to see the chicks when the shipment arrived in the spring. Fast forward 40 years and I find myself driving my son and his friends down to the local farm supply store to buy chicks.
JBC (Joe, Branson & Caleb) Poultry Farm is what they've dubbed themselves and they certainly have an entrepreneurial spirit. They started off their poultry hobby with 9 full-grown chickens that didn't lay too many eggs, and now they own 100+ chicks that are growing rapidly and no longer look anything like these cute chicks in the painting.
I think we'll still be waiting a while to see the farm fresh eggs from these beauties.
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