Peacocks in Magnolia Tree

Peacocks in Magnolia Tree
24" X 60" Alkyd and Gold Leaf on Board

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Keikor the Magnificent from Mack Hill Farms

Keikor the Magnificent is a very handsome rooster and second in command at Mack Hill Farms.  The head honcho and ruler of all he surveys is Egil who greets the dawn every day with a cock a doodle doo, which is then followed by Keikor who has grown into his voice and competes with Egil for the many lovely ladies on the farm.  It's a case of dueling Roosters, but Keikor knows his place and always gives way to Egil.  Mack Hill Farms is extensively photographed by Lisa Richards, and her wonderful photos can be seen on Flicker.  She raises and sells the wool of her Icelandic Sheep, and just reading the chronicle of daily life on Mack Hill Farms is facinating.  She has given me permission to paint her Kritters so expect to see more paintings of Icelandic Sheep, above is a drawing of an Icelandic Goat, and a Big horned sheep.  You can draw your own comparrisons about the different qualities of these noble creatures.  Many of our farm animals are also on the endangered species list, because these heritage farm animals are only being bred and raised by a few farmers interested in their conservation and preservation.  If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, spinning or weaving contact Lisa and purchase some of her beautiful wool.  Next I will have to draw up Egil so their is equal time given to the head rooster.  Write if I get work, and enjoy the beauty and joy of the world around you.  Paint and draw to your hearts content, and do everything well and to your complete satisfaction.  Congratulations to Lisa and her dog on the birth of her puppies.  May the runt live long and prosper!

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