What a magnificent bird!
Stan painted this cockerel for one of his teaching courses for artists, focusing on classical illustrative technique rather than his usual, more expressionist style of painting.
This image, together with a series of step-by-step photographic illustrations showing Stan himself creating it, can be seen in his book The Complete Watercolour Course, published by Collins & Brown, 1995 ISBN 1 85585 241 1 (pages 70-73).
Thousands have bought the book, but this is the original watercolour, signed by the artist.Provenance: Estate of Stan Smith
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