Rooster Painting

Unbelievable, but I have been working on this rooster painting for about three weeks now.  I was really hoping that I would finish him up today but I soon learned that it wasn't going to happen.  I think it has by far been the most challenging painting that I have worked on. The photograph was taken by my sister Carolyn.  Not sure where she shot the photo but it is unbelievably clear and just a fantastic shot.  The words in the background are pulled from symbolism books telling about the rooster and what it represents through different cultural backgrounds.

I will post a photo when I finish him up and let you know when he goes for sale.  Since I like him so well, I am checking into making prints available.  I will keep you posted.