Every now and again, I just need to paint a rooster. They're one of my favorite animals to paint. I love their expressions and personality - plus it feels good to play with red! I've actually painted this guy before, but with a yellow background. I often like to revisit my favorite subjects / reference photos. It is always interesting to play with those "what ifs" scenarios such as blue vs. yellow backgrounds, and I think it is a great way to strengthen skills and build confidence.