Rick Bennett of North Carolina generously sent these beautiful prints of water colors he has done of his chickens.
He has captured the serious glint in Lizzie's broody eye in Lizzie Goes Broody.
Lucky is a handsome rooster who has been an inspiration to Rick.
The industriousness of hens at work, Waiting for Worms, shows how interested the girls can be in gardening.
The Bad Attitude Towards Authority -- is this Lucky, Rick, or is it you?
Rick works and exhibits at the Carter Building -- Glenwood South in Raleigh.
"What attracts me to watercolor is less science and is maore like alchemy. There are surprises, mishaps, and sudden beauty. Vibrant and transparent color layers over color to create subtle shifts or stark contrasts. Sometimes I scrape out shapes with my pocket knife or push pigment with an old driver's license." Rick teaches Watercolor at Pullen Arts Center and is a member of the Board of Directors of Visual Art Exchange.
His art has exhibited at the Charlotte Mint Museum, Fayetteville Museum, Raleigh Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition, Visual Art Exchange, Flanders Art Gallery, won Best in Show for Technique at The 2008 Raleigh Street Paintung Festival and a featured artist in 2010.