I still have a couple more paintings in the Peacock series. I took the time off from painting them to attend a workshop with Kathleen Conover -- paintings to be posted next post. I'm very interested in the detail of the head and the crown, particularly the eyes of the peacocks. The colors are always so beautiful that I can't resist painting. The first painting is done on Yupo and so the colors stay true from the first application. This one gave me the opportunity to add my vision to what I saw in many different photos we have taken as well as others.
Bird's Eye View
The second painting is one I've been waiting to paint. I really do like painting different shapes -- especially the long horizontal ones. When we were in Palos Verdes last Fall I saw this "dragon-like" bird flying across the sky while watching our Grandson's soccer game. In the B&B where we were staying they flocked to this giant tree. We came home each night too late to see them fly in but I got up early each morning and saw a few of them up in the tree and a few flew away but none were large males. I'm looking forward to our next visit because I'm determined to catch one in flight.
Modern Day Flying Dragon
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.