Giant Coffee Drinking Chicken by Cindy Schnackel

Giant Coffee Drinking Chicken by 

© Cindy Schnackel, see Profile for more info.

Original is acrylic on reclaimed stretched cotton canvas, on deep edged stretcher bars. This is a palette knife painting, 60 × 48 inches (5 × 4 feet).

This image available as Giclee fine art prints, directly from me, CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

The story of the Giant Coffee Drinking Chicken began as a large, well made canvas with a pink, textural acrylic landscape that a neighbor was throwing out on a ‘big junk collection day.’ My husband alerted me to it, and I brought the canvas home and gessoed over the landscape. For months, we both goofed around painting on it. Then one day I had the idea to make a chicken…

© Cindy Schnackel, see profile for more; no pinning to Pinterest, please.

My work is done subconsciously and intuitively, without planning, at least to begin. There may be meanings in it for each of us to find. Sometimes, it’s just about enjoying absurdity! Full Bio

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  • Brian Schnackel
    Brian Schnackelabout 4 years ago

    This is even better in person…

  • Thank you, hubby!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldabout 4 years ago

    works for me! cluck! cluck :-)

  • Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackabout 4 years ago

    Wit an Wisdom both are present here…I love it….

  • Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Michael Creese
    Michael Creeseabout 4 years ago

    haha. excellent. love the humor in this one

  • Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisabout 4 years ago

    What a find your portfolio is, sheer magic :) ~ Anni

  • Aw, thanks Anni!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Kay Hale
    Kay Haleabout 4 years ago

    you knew I would love this one!!!

  • Thanks! One of the things I could spend hours on, on RB, is looking at all the chicken images!!!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    Ha ha! this is great Cindy, and beautifully done!

  • Thanks, Maree!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 4 years ago


  • Thanks! I actually made a minor change to it and will upload the updated image sometime this weekend…would’ve today but my camera ate some more batteries just at the moment I was taking the pic. All I changed was I made the cup more yellow and I like it better now.

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks for taking in the Giant Chicken Deborah!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • BTW cool new banner!

    – Cindy Schnackel

    BLYTHARTabout 4 years ago

    Great!!!! Our hens are daft enough without giving them coffee :)

  • LOL, yeah, I read caffeine is bad for birds. My budgie is very interested in my coffee and that’s the last thing she needs is a stimulant!

    – Cindy Schnackel

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