Peacock Painting

by Daniel Mackie February 05, 2020

Peacock watercolour painting -The DM Collection-Daniel Mackie

So this one has been a long time coming! All the paints out of the tin for this one! It took a long time and I was glad when it was done!

First, rough sketches, I liked the idea that the peacocks tail feathers should be flowers.

Peacock sketch -The DM Collection-Daniel MackiePeacock sketch -The DM Collection-Daniel MackiePeacock sketch -The DM Collection-Daniel Mackie

Next  drawing the design out on watercolour paper and the starting to paint.

Peacock watercolour painting -The DM Collection-Daniel Mackie

After a really long time... voila! The Boy of the bird is ultramarine with a bit of Prussian blue. The tail ( flower ) feathers are Rose madder, Alizarin Crimson, cadmium red and orange and a bit of winsor violet!

Peacock watercolour painting -The DM Collection-Daniel Mackie

There are various superstitions about peacocks read about them here




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