I 'm so glad thet neighbors have chickens; I get to paint them without having to raise them. I like the looseness and sketchy quality of this painting. I had a lot of elements in this painting so I unified the chickens by putting a "spotlight" on them- it's a clearly defined area of sunlight in the foreground. The sunlit area also touches the edge of the canvas in the foreground, creating a visual pathway to enter the painting. This one will be at VIVA Vashon Island Visual Artists studio tour during the first two weekends in May. At Stop # 9 in Dockton at Gale Lurie's Dockton Pottery.