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Melody Pena

"Rooster with horns" by Melody Pena

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This is one of the only real paintings I've ever done.. it's my old rooster, Rufus, with horns. This is from the folk tale of 'why roosters crow'. Seems A dragon needed to look good for a visit to the king,so he borrowed the horns from Rufus and never returned them! To this day all roosters yell at the sky 'Bring back my horns'. I do it sometimes too. Acrylic on an old board.

30 Oct 200845 Kim

This comment was lost somehow!

:-) Melody Pena replies: "Ha! My Aracauna rooster’s name was Bagpipe. I love roosters and I’ve had lots, yes in the house too! Had a peafowl as a house pet as well, until she started her first molt, then the feather mess got to be too much. She is outside now.
The rooster tile isn’t too expensive...about six bucks plus shipping. Here is a link to the Cafe’ Press store http://www.cafepress.com/windstonestuff ( copy and paste it into the browser)
Click the button on the left hand side that says "rooster stuff"
to see it.
Thank you for stopping by!"

30 Oct 200845 Kim
I’ve never seen a rooster look so good...

Melody Pena replies: "Thank you!"
7 Feb 2008 Kelechi thankgod daniel Loading...incredible the rooster looks so real,keep it up thanks

Melody Pena replies: " Thank you so much for the encouragement! "
7 Mar 2008 Stacey ’Nari Jauhara’ Ooms Loading...Love the colours and detail and the tale that goes along with him! It’s the little things that make a piece - the little feathers on the ground, the proud posture he’s in and the life in the eyes. You’ve captured life in this and it’s beautiful. Hopefully one day that dragon’ll give him his horns back. ;-)
18 Mar 2008 Celeste �Saphira� Rigelhof Loading...holy cow! how do you do it! ^_^

:-) Melody Pena replies: "Elfwood comments are having problems-This is an mish mosh of several comments that somehow got put together, but thank you all!"
5 Nov 200845 Arn McCallum
You have inspired me to write a poem.
How Do You Get The Chicken Pox?

How do you get the Chicken Pox ?
Do you drink from a dirty dishpan?
Do you eat funny stuff
That’s mouldy and tough.
Or lick an old garbage can?

Here’s how you get the Chicken Pox.
Sleep with a Rooster in bed.
Then one cold, dark night,
You’ll awake with a fright,
A Big Rooster
Stuck on your head.

© Arnot McCallum

:-) Melody Pena replies: "I wondered what the feathers in my hairbrush ere from, thank you !"
28 Nov 200845 Anon.
one of the most fabuous pix I have seen Rum poultry farmer

:-) Melody Pena replies: "Thank you!"
7 Jan 2009:-) Elsa R. Oakley
Beautiful! I read that story about the dragon and the rooster when I was little; this has reminded me of it. Thanks for that.

:-) Melody Pena replies: "thank you!"
11 Jul 2009:-) Tom Draco Noir Taylor
Just brilliant! Especially since you don’t do many paintings. Of course neither did Michelangelo if he could help it!We also are great rooster enthusiasts, and at one time had peafowl, pheasants and exotic chickens, my brother’s specialty.This one looks like an Old English, which we had. our best pet rooster was a Buff Cochin, and befriended our pet rabbit, which would roost on the deck with him. his name was Uzzy-buzz, since we had two, Uz and Buzz, but a fox got Buzz.. We also had some very gentle Arucanas.

:-) Melody Pena replies: "He does look like an Old English Game ( which I also owned at that time).This is because the board I painted him on was too short to have his tail sticking straight out behind him as a Jungle fowl’s really would, so I made him holding it up like an Old English.
Artistic license.
11 Jul 2009:-) Tom Draco Noir Taylor
P.S.- Love the horn story and never heard it before. Did you know that Michelangelo did a sculpture of Moses with horns? The strange story behind it is that the Hebrew word for ’Glowing’(as in shafts of light) can be translated "horns!" When he came down from the mountain it says he was glowing- except some translations say he had horns! Quite a sight indeed.

:-) Melody Pena replies: "Oh yes I know that sculpture by Mic. He must of been scratching his head about how to show that detail. Horns generally aren’t considered as a symbol of virtue on religious figures!
On Eastern figures (on creatures, anyway) they are usually considered to be royal or divine."
4 Aug 2009:-) Alexa Lee Adamczyk
one time we found our rooster dennis drowning in a water trough and we brought him inside. he lived in a crate and we fed him baby food. my mom brought him to work for a couple days, and he started crowing. it was hilarious. i guess he was feeling better that day lol by the way you dont have to answer every comment i leave because i leave A LOT sorry... lol
21 Feb 2011:-) Reanne Sinclair
First spurs, now horns, these things are becoming more dangerous by the day!!

I can’t get over how much detail there is in this! I feel as though he’ll just walk right out of my computer screen. And it’s got such a lovely "old painting" feel to it with the brown background, love it!
24 Mar 2014:-) L. 'a warrior!'Holmes
lol. i never heard that story, though i like it.^^

:-) Melody Pena replies: "There is a breed of chicken that grows a "V" shaped comb that looks like horns. I want to get some of those chickens!
Thank you for the comment! "
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'Rooster with horns':
 • Created by: :-) Melody Pena
 • Copyright: ©Melody Pena. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Acrylic, Crowing, Dragon, Horns, Painting, Rooster, Sky, Story
 • Categories: Normal Animals (Cats, horses, fish, etc)
 • Techniques: Acrylics
 • Submitted: 2005-05-15 03:40:02
 • Views: 79413
 • Resolution: 595x700

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