Well I think I'm pretty close to complete with this set of paintings. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Any comments are welcome...Let me know what you think. I was hoping to make the chicken as detailed as the parrot that some of you may have seen, but oils don't work as nicely for that detail, not to mention my source isn't very detailed either.
Which came first? Well a friend of mine decided that when he wanted me to create a painting for him, that this was his subject matter. He wanted people to look at the painting and ponder this question. So we decided together that a triptych would work nicely. One painting would be of a chicken, the center would be a void (to symbolize the creator, or the question, or whatever you may personally conclude), and the third painting would be an egg. The other request was that the two outer paintings could be swapped for each other at any time to rephrase the question, maybe the egg was first rather than the chicken. So here are the sketches, in the next post I will add images of the beginning stages of the paintings.