Chicken Philosophy

I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
Newborn Chick, Original Chicken Art
My latest series of original artworks features chicken paintings. Chickens and eggs are full of mystical and religious symbolism. I also enjoyed working with the aesthetic qualities of all the features both brown and white as well as the baby fuzzy yellow down.
Although all the art is done in watercolor, you do not need to frame this impressionist farm art under glass. I prepare and finish all my watercolors on canvas using archival techniques allowing you to enjoy the transparency of watercolor without the expense of custom framing. If an 8×10″ frame is desired to finish the work, these are easy to find. Animals make wonderful nursery room decor. Chicken decor also enhances the country kitchen or any modern home.
In Newborn Chick, (above) a mother hen nestles near a newly hatched egg. The mother hen nesting is depicted in earth tones on a light blue background. A sweet yellow baby chick peers up at her mama. The brown earth tones contrast beautifully with the turquoise blue sky.
Chickens Come Home to Roost, Original Farm Art

In Chickens Come Home to Roost, white and red roosters pop against the brown earth tones and the turquoise blue sky. All the paintings in this series are 8×10″ on gallery wrapped canvas. The sides are painted black so you may display them without a frame.

Rooster Art, Chicken-Hearted

Chicken-Hearted depicts white hens and roosters in a dense flock. The chickens are depicted in white and reddish pink on a turquoise background. This lovely work would be excellent for Valentines Day. (especially good for that lover who is afraid to commit)

Which reminds me of an excellent quote: The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.~Martina Navratilova

Hen Art

Hen-Pecked is an original watercolor on canvas depicting  two hens pecking in the grass. The chickens are depicted in earth tones on a turquoise background. The composition has strong diagonals and contrasts. This artwork and all the others have been given a light coat of acrylic varnish.


  • SOLD

I listed all these artworks over the past weekend and a hungry collector already bought one so if you are thinking of adding one to your collection, don’t hesitate. The same paintings are offered both in my etsy shop (search for all chicken art ) and on my website ( in animal art)  but there is only one painting of each. my website is set up to take your secure credit card payments. You will get the same personal service wherever you choose to shop.

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  1. My father-in-law was a chicken farmer in the Catskills for many years. He kept his free range chickens humanely in large heated coops. I miss those fresh eggs that tasted like butter! He also exported his chickens to NYC butchers who sold the meat to Chinese restaurants.

  2. Are you a vegetarian? I eat eggs, but chickens lay them anyway. They look like you were right there instead of from a photo. Is that how you painted them? You should make greetng cards out of them. I worked on a free range Rhode Island Red chicken farm once. They are very pleasant animals who freeze in the winter. They should have heat.


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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