Thursday, 26 January 2012

Peacock three

 I managed to get another peacock painted today, my favourite out of the sketches. He took around 4 hours altogether. I had to tape another piece of paper to my sketchbook to fit all of his tail on, oopsie! I need to finish the other half of it so he has his lady friend next to him in the sunlight! I have always loved peacocks...their colours are memorising, and that sound they make, aau-ahhh!  

Wednesday, 18 January 2012


 The first two of some very experimental painting with the peas...with a very abstract approach to their tails. I've been meaning to paint peacocks for so long now so it feels good to finally do it! I saw the first one as a complete disaster at first and I'm still not totally ok with it...but it seems worthy enough to post. The second is more true to what I'm going for! (click for a bigger view)

Monday, 16 January 2012

Peacock sketches/studies

Just some sketches of male and female peafowl, I'll have a go at painting a few of these.


Friday, 13 January 2012

Catablu Macaw (Parrot number five)

(Another addition to the avairy!) This one was actually one of my first experiments in my sketchbook. Looking at it again, I think it might be worthy to post here...not happy with the paint but it has energy! Apparently a "catablu" is a "catalina" and "blue and gold" mix. I had no idea there were so many names given to all colour variations and breeds of macaw! I love them more than ever now!