The Story of Daisy and Duke


This is an embellished reproduction of my recent portrait of a fancy married couple of Buff Polish chickens named Daisy and Duke. I included the video, below, to help you see the metallic accents I painted onto their feathers and the hours and hours I put into the precise, black outlines. The sheen that you see on the canvas surface is so that you can see my brush strokes. When this artwork is hanging on a wall, the surface is more uniform and the blacks are dark as night.

Here is their story.

Daisy loves Duke. He tries to convince himself and everyone else that he is better, faster and smarter than she is, but we all know that he isn’t. Facts are facts. He is very handsome, so that’s a plus.

He tries harder to convince her of his superiority by standing big and tall over her, fluttering his long, glossy feathers and making a scowly-face, but she just leans towards him and tells him that she loves him more when he is his flawed, mediocre self and not a “monster of posturing”.

All this love business embarrasses him so much that his feet turn blue, and when they do, he notices that he’s still wearing the gold nail polish that he let her paint on his little toes when he was drunk on wine last night. Gawd.

  • 25.5″ x 31.5″x (including black frame)
  • 1.5″ depth
  • Hanging hardware on the back
  • Canvas print embellished with acrylic paint

This artwork will be shown at either Grapevine Gallery or Horse Cow 57 Gallery in Paonia, Colorado. For now, it sits on my painting table, while I decide where to hang it. Email me at or call/text me at 512-963-4892 to see it person or to request more photos.

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