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
Comments will be approved before showing up.
With the exception of artists, inventors, and teenagers - we humans are diurnal daytime creatures on the whole, and although it’s one thing to be out and about during the night in a street lit urban environment, it’s a very different scenario if you find yourself in, say… oh, I don’t know, a forest per se. Where, if you’re lucky, you may hear the unmistakable cry or hoot of an Owl: natures very own nocturne, a stark reminder of the unknown peril of night, and a creature that has featured heavily in myth and folklore throughout the ages.