Easter Guinea

Easter Guinea Hen

Miscellaneous, Pet Portraits

If you’ve ever shared space with a guinea hen, you know that she will spend the majority of her time looking for bugs to eat. That was in fact the reason that I got a flock of guineas. Living on the edge of a small woods frequented by deer, and deer ticks, any and all solutions were on the table. This watercolor started out as just a dense collection of Easter flowers but as I worked my way up the painting I found myself wanting something more than just tulips and daffodils. No one was more surprised than me when the idea of a guinea hen in the flowers was the flash of inspiration that come to mind. But I had seen it a hundred times in my own flower beds. Why not go with it?