Having recently refurbished the chimney pipes for his wood burner in preparation for winter, Terry asked me if I’d paint some cockerels for him in the alcove behind the stove.
Stenciling in there was a bit of a tight squeeze but they turned out rather well.
…roast chicken all winter!
Click here to see photos of my cockerels stenciled in other locations in my Signs and Murals gallery
This little cockerel cushion is the latest addition to my ‘textile range‘, made from a fabric sample printed with one of my cockerel designs.
I made the baby cushion as a gift for the recent arrival who lives in the house where I sketched the original cockerel, which turned into a stencil
which has since adorned many walls….
and even a few items of clothing……
I was a bit sad to find out recently that despite his regal appearance the cockerel I drew was firing blanks and was put up for adoption, but he died of shock just before his new owner turned up to claim him….just shows, a cocky exterior hides a multitude of insecurities….
Another outing for my strutting friends, in another beautiful Vejer town house…lucky chaps.
Here´s a repeat of the cockerel image.
This time I applied the stencil twice to a door (acrylic paint)
This piece evolved from a little pencil sketch I made of a neighbour’s cockerel during an exercise for a distance learning illustration course.
I scaled up the sketch and used it to cut a stencil through which I applied acrylic paint to reclaimed wood. It still serves as a house sign for the home of the cockerel and his human companions.
This image is now available on postcards and as digital prints (A3 and A4) and I can stencil him onto almost any surface.
Having made a stencil type image of the Discord Nancy portrait I tried it out with some spray paint:
and on walls
Discord Nancy Charcoal
I gradually darkened this drawing with layers of charcoal, accentuating the planes and regions of the face. I developed it to make a stencil type portrait which I manipulated digitally and used as a template for a screen print (see below).
Discord Nancy Stencil
Discord Nancy Roses
Discord Nancy Roses-multiples
Discord Nancy Pink Roses
Discord Nancy Screen Print