Friday, September 3, 2010

How to Clone a Rooster

You might have noticed this cocky old  rooster hanging here in my kitchen in an earlier post.  For me, it was love at first sight (sorry Mr. Lindy) but the original painting of this most eligible bachelor belonged to a friend of mine who refused to let him go.  She did, however, agree to lend him to me for, uh, cloning purposes....



The original painting was an odd 19"x31" so I had to build and gesso a canvas -- fun.



Drawing him out to scale...



 About half way through I had to stop for a Diet Dr. Pepper break.  BTW, if I was getting paid to say that about the Dr. I would be a gazillionaire by now...







 He's hot (like a pot pie) and he knows it!




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69 comments:

  1. I love the rooster clone! I am envious of your amazing talent.
    Penny

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  2. That's a great picture, you did a fantastic job mimicing it. It's all about the inspiration, right?

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  3. that looks great, i love the background colors and shading.

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  4. wow,, you did good! I just wish I could paint like that.

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  5. OH EM GEEEE, LOVE that rooster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. You are one talented lady! Love that cocky little guy! How wonderful to have a friend that would allow you to "clone" the original! Diana

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  7. Now if I could paint anything at all I would definitely paint this rooster. You do have such an exceptional talent. Love your rooster. Hugs, Marty

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  8. You did a great job, he looks wonderful! That's what I did to fill our home with art..find some I liked on art.com or google and "cloned" them :0)

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  9. Love your rooster painting! Great job!

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  10. I'm so impressed with your ability to clone the rooster! He's quite handsome!

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  11. Your rooster is quite impressive! I think that he has a lot more "attitude" than the original! :)
    Thanks for letting me know about the [no reply]. I'm really not sure what it's about. I tried to do some research, but so far I haven't discovered anything. In my comment section and my mom's, I don't see [reply]. Perhaps someone out there in blogland can help me! :)

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  12. I turned out great and will make you smile as you're cooking!

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  13. Wow.. You are gifted girl!! Love your pictures..
    Hi..I’m Barb….I am from FF. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. I also would love for you to be a new Fan of my Facebook page too & click “LIKE” in the upper right hand corner of my blog & you’ve done it..Thanks so much! I am just starting at Facebook. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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  14. You have talent, my dear!I am your newest follower. Hope you can follow back! I Am trying to reach my goal of 1000 followers by my birthday, 9/25! Happy Friday!
    www.motherhoodthetruth.blogspot.com

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  15. Lindy! He's so handsome! Absolutely amazing job!

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  16. Outstanding! You did an awesome job cloning your chicken! He looks splendid above your stove.
    Cheers,
    Kara

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  17. Hi..following from bloghop...would love to have you follow back!
    Have a look at my $35 CSN Giveaway while you are there.
    http://funfritzfamily.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm just in love!!!!! You are so talented sista!!! My fingers are crossed for your giveaway!!! I really love the tea one!

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  19. Wow!! You are completely brilliant - I could never ever do that.

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  20. beautiful!!! and I'm thinking roosters will find their way into our next home! Came to your site via Perfectly Imperfect and I'm looking forward to coming back and snooping around a bit! Have a great weeek ~

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  21. What an outstanding job you did on him...great colors! Hope you have a FUN holiday weekend!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  22. Lindy, He is Soooooo Handsome. I would be proud to have him "crow" in my home. I love the colors that you used and thank you for sharing your creative process.

    Always, Teresa T.

    http://RitasRamblingRanch.blogspot.com

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  23. You are the winner of the $50 vinyl lettering giveaway! Come on by Sassy Sites for more info! ;)

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  24. This is the coolest painting! You have mad skillz!

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  25. Lindy, what a great job! Love that Rooster!!

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  26. You did a beautiful job! I love roosters!

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  27. Hello I am a new follower from BMBF. I would love a follow back at
    http://megankayden.blogspot.com/

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  28. This is amazing! You're such a talented painter. I love painting, too...it's so fun and relaxing (:

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  29. Beautiful! That takes some serious talent!! Thank you so much for linking it up to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)

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  30. Outstanding! I agree the clone has more attitude than the original. Wish I could paint like that! Regards, Sheilla

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  31. Oh the things I would make if I could paint like you. That is one great rooster.

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  32. Hi Lindy! Oh, you're amazing! I love your painting of the Rooster more than the one that inspired you! You're very good.
    Now I'm a Pepper too! Have to have my diet Cherry Dr. Peppers every day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  33. This is beautiful. I've always loved the roosters, but shied away from having them around when everyone else was doing them. Now, you make me want to find a cool rooster or two.

    You have an amazing talent. ps. I almost sold my right kidney for the Dr. last week. It was a close call.

    http://froufrugal.blogspot.com

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  34. I love your cloned rooster! I am bummed I didn't win the practice painting...I love that seashell one!

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  35. Hi Lindy. I just found you via Met Monday. I have to say I like your rooster even better than the original! I so wish I could paint or draw. I love the brightness of your's and it looks gorgeous in your kitchen. I'm your newest follower (tonasun). Stop by my blog "cottonpickincute.blogspot) anytime. I'm looking forward to becoming new friends.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  36. Lindy, you did an awesome job! I love him. He has personality that fits. He's hot for sure. I'm a huge rooster fan, so I think I'm in love!!

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  37. You did a terrific job! He looks fantastic!
    kathy

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  38. Just gorgeous! I've done this myself for red art in my living room, by copying other paintings. It was the best way to get exactly what I wanted and very, very inexpensive. I love my red art wall!

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  39. great copy of an adorable painting - well done!

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  40. I love this Lindy!

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/rooster-painting/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  41. Fabulous! You are such a talented artist.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  42. Oh, yeah, I'm on it. Now to find a rooster to copy :). Hi Lindy, every time I come over here lately your blog looks different. :) I love this version the green is my color.

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  43. This painting is amazing. I saw it my last visit to your blog and thought it was a fun piece. You did a really great job cloning the original.
    BTW, I am an avid Dr. Pepper fan. My DH said he never knew anyone who drank the stuff. I'm from NM and we ALL grew up on Coke and Dr.Pepper. :-)
    ~ Sue

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  44. You are amazing! This is a beautiful painting. Way to go, Lindy! ~ Sarah

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  45. Turned out great Lindy! What a cute kitchen! Having fun perusing your blog:)

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  46. I actually like your background work better than the original. Great job! Thank you for sharing your creative project. Cherry Kay

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  47. Good Morning, I love your blog page and I love the rooster and the tiny little paintings you do AND I love your kitchen. Very cute!

    I should be putting together a post for my own blog page but no, I am looking at every one else's. :))

    So cute, I love yours, (did I tell you that already?) Anyway, I'm following.

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  48. You TRULY have talent!! Imagine where you can go from this?? Great work.

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  49. omg...you are unbelievable!! If I had a talent like that....I would be SO happy!

    Love him!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  50. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  51. Love the Diet Dr. Pepper! Yum! And the rooster is fabulous! You truly have a talent!

    livvyloowho.blogspot.com

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  52. Very cool! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  53. Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

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  54. I'm so jealous! You are a great painter.I would love to be able to paint like that. Please do more tutorials!
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  55. You are a very talented artist! That painting is amazing.

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  56. You are so talented....amazing job!!! I'm your latest follower...because I really did enjoy your post!! ;) Hope your day is blessed!

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  57. You are so talented - it looks great! Will you be selling some to make up for the non-Dr Pepper contract? A friend of mine copied a gallery piece for another friend of mine; years ago, on wooden boards. Turned out great. 100 vs 2500.

    Followed your link over from Fab Friday. Drop by Atticmag and leave a comment for your chance to win Roxy bedding.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  58. Oh my gosh- he's fabulous!! In fact, I honestly like your version better! Awesome job!!

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  59. I am AMAZED at your ability to not only paint, and paint well, but to be able to copy something so well. I'll be featuring your amazing painting on my blog on Monday!

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  60. Wow! You're talented! Don't tell your friend, but I like your cloned version better! Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  61. FANTASTIC!!! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again next week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

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  62. Now that you're so gosh darn good at painting him, you should do another to face him and have yourself a pair of these beauties!!! ;0

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  63. They say that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Your imitation is quite flattering!

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

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  64. Lindy this is so incredible! Could you do a video tutorial on how you paint something like this? Nothing too big just so we get the idea!

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  65. That is one gorgeous rooster!
    Fondly.
    Suz

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  66. I'm so glad I found your blog! It's so full of gorgeous creativity! Thank you for sharing your projects - so inspiring!

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