Monday, January 27, 2014

"Mama Hen" by Beth Bathe

"Mama Hen", 26/30, 8" x 8", oil on panel
I'm on a roll with the "poultry series". I have even been called the "chicken lady". I had a request to do a hen and chicks and couldn't resist these cuties. I spent a lot of time on the details of the feathers. I usually paint somewhat looser, but I think all the detail works in this instance.


  1. This is a sweet piece. Keep on with the chickens. They seem to be ever popular.

  2. Terrific face on the mom and the little ones are so cute! I love the choice of background color!

  3. I love this image and would like to use it to help illustrate the text we are using in worship this Sunday about Jesus like a mother hen gathering her chicks under her wing. Would you be willing to grant permission?