Am on a glorious roll at the moment but just thought I’d pop by and do a quick show and tell of my peacock.
He’s been poking around in my head for a few weeks now, and today felt like the day to let him out.
There isn’t really anything else like being in the studio on a sunny day that’s just cold and breezy enough to be ok about staying inside, music blasting out, being in the zone where you don’t know anything except the paint and the canvas.
And maybe a cup of coffee or two.
I really enjoyed watching him come together actually. I think there is still some room for definition around the ‘eye’ bits on the feathers, and if anyone has any advice on making ‘glow’ without using glitter I’m all ears!
I toyed with the idea of gold leaf but am undecided. Yes, looking at the photo really shows where definition is needed, although in real life it does look richer.
Thank you so very much to all of you who left a comment the other day. I’m sitting with it all and will come back to you on that one when it’s percolated a bit. 🙂
ooh I love the idea of gold leaf. I have been thinking about peacock feathers lately… in a symboic art sort of way.
I loved seeing the progression. 🙂
That is so unbelievably beautiful. I love the design quality and the jewel colours – perfect! xx
Have you ever tried Lumiere paints by Jacquard ? Gorgeous metallics. Very un-glittery, especially when mixed with other acrylics.
Just stay on the joy path, you beautiful artist you. 😉
Beautiful detail. Such joyous colors too!
Thanks all! And Kim no I haven't but will defo check them out!
Yes Stunning like Lesley said. I adore peacock's and think you captured this brilliantly!
I really like this one. The colors are beautiful!!! And I really like the idea of gold leaf. But I can imagine the richness of the colors and paint in real life:) Well done!
Thank you so much!