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Struttin’ Our Stuff at LaSells

"Strut", 16 x 20", $250, mixed media on canvas by Kerry McFall

We just finished hanging “Call and Response III” at the LaSells Stewart Center Giustina Gallery on the OSU campus – whew, that’s a lot of work… but so worth it.  I love the way the “pods” go up, and it’s fascinating to be a part of the group dynamics.  Over the course of the eight hours we spent together, we each stepped in to specific tasks and roles, eventually evolving into quite an efficient team.  Now, tired but happy, we are looking forward to Monday night’s reception.  And we’re also pretty pumped to think that Michelle Obama, and any number of dignitaries will very likely see our works while she’s in town for the OSU graduation ceremonies – woohoo!

The rooster piece pictured above is not technically part of the Call and Response suite, but it’s also being shown at the gallery.  It’s my newest work, incorporating a “coloring page” design from last year.  It’s fun, but looking at all of our work in the gallery, it occurs to me that nothing I do is subtle.  My colors are always saturated, vivid, perhaps even LOUD.  Maybe I’ll make that a goal, to see if I can tone it down a bit in the next few months.  Then again, I like loud!

Bold and Brash

watercolor rooster with text

Bold and Brash - watercolor by Kerry McFall

 I stopped by Thistledown Farm outside of Eugene on Saturday, and this fine feathered fellow was crowing up a storm out behind the farm store.  I had planned to photograph their wonderful old barn and windmill, but the architecture had to take a backseat.  He strutted his stuff for me, a willing photographer’s model.  I have no idea what breed of chicken he might be, but he reminded me of a golden pheasant.  Not your usual backyard chicken.  And the way his comb was perched up on his head at that rakish angle – what a hoot!  I must say though that his double spurs looked positively lethal… So the barn will have to wait a day or two.  In the meantime, here is a coloring page – color him BOLD:

coloring page rooster

Click to enlarge for a coloring page