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.
Next drawing the design out on watercolour paper and the starting to paint.
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!
There are various superstitions about peacocks read about them here
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In Greek mythology, Halcyone and Ceyx were lovers who incurred the wrath of the god Zeus by mocking him and his wife. Angered, Zeus killed Ceyx.