Original Acrylic on Canvas
20"x16" canvas plus wood frame
The "Wheaten" Bantam (meaning the color of wheat), is a rural icon invoking the glory of summertime on the farm. This splendid bird is caught in the act of strutting from shadow into the warm, midday brightness.
Sunlight glances off golden neck feathers, shines on his glassy eye, and glows radiant red through comb and wattles. Details in the rustic planks look as if you could feel the rough wood texture with your hand. And no barnyard would be complete without some buttery-colored dandelions!
Confidence, self-empowerment, courage, reminds us to use our voice for good. Seeing a rooster is said to be a sign to look for opportunities and "seize the day"!
Ancient Greeks believed that the rooster saluted the sun each morning, crowing in triumph of light over darkness.
The Chinese Year of the Rooster has fallen on 2017, 2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, 1957, and 1945. The rooster is the Chinese mascot for civil responsibility, courage, confidence, kindness, and marital fidelity.
This original painting makes a bold statement, adding warm color and richness to any room. As a house-warming gift, Feng shui says the presence of the rooster spirit brings protection from negative energy.