Thursday, December 03, 2009

Couple of Chicks__chicken sketches

Boggy Creek Chicks____from my sketchbook
I went out with our painting group, Plein Air Austin, this morning. We met at Boggy Creek Farm, a small organic farm in the middle of east Austin, not too far from where I grew up. The most amazing thing this morning was when I first stepped out of the car and walked up their path, the smell of tilled earth met me and BOY did it feel like home! I had a whole lifetime of memories in that one little breath, and realized that not only did it smell like my childhood, but also those 30 years on the farm. You see, the farm I just moved away from was within 6 or 7 miles of my childhood home, and it's all in the same 10 mile radius of Boggy Creek. Huge century old pecan trees, black dirt, crisp air...ahhhh!!! I was a bit overwhelmed by it all and ended up chatting with the artists and doing a few sketches of the local chicks. I still have my clucking skill and kepth the poultry interested in me while I sketched them.
Speaking of agrarian things, I was recently interviewed by CattleNetwork.com. It's a nice take on my farm story. click link way below to read it!
http://www.cattlenetwork.com/Jolley--Five-Minutes-With-V--Vaughan--Cow-Country-Artist/2009-10-23/article_FeedByproducts.aspx?oid=928643

2 comments:

Art with Liz said...

I've just been going through your wonderful Romeo sketches. He is absolutely gorgeous! And that face over your shoulder - special.

The chickens are fantastic too - but then I have always loved your sketches.

Robin Cheers said...

I never get tired of reading or hearing about your deep commitment to your work and what it represents. Very nice interview. And lovely chickens. boc boc