Thursday, May 18, 2017
Preaching to the Chickens
This is my most popular painting. It is based on an actual event. When I was a child, there was a "fire and damnation" church near my grandparents' home, and we could hear the preacher at night when he raved and ranted about judgment day. I would sometimes go and stand outside the church at night where I could see the preacher and I was impressed. I wanted to do that...scare the hell out of folks, so I would sometimes get a lantern and the family Bible and go to the chicken house at night and preach to the chickens. They were's attentive and sometimes got hysterical when I talked about Chicken Hell. It was good training for being a storyteller.
A print of this painting is available now for $200 and may be obtained by contacting Livingston Studio's in Sylva.