This beautiful rooster was visiting the Amador County Fair last Thursday when I saw him strutting around in dappled sunlight under a shade tree. His owner has a chicken business, and "Dee-oh-Gee" is his pet. "D-O-G"!!! I loved the way the sunlight played on the chicken's pure white feathers and created a wonderful pattern of light and dark on the grass behind him. I took photos and painted this one in my studio. The landscape is what drives me as a painter, but it is always fun to paint chickens!!!