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Friday, April 16, 2010

Small peacock study in pastel


I just love the peacock's intense blue feathers and can't think of any better small piece to work on at the moment. I really needed to work on something that would progress quickly to keep my artistic juices flowing (and from getting bored)!

This bird I photographed at one of the campsites we stayed at last August. Very beautifully feathered, but he was unfortunately a pretty nasty bird which actually ended up attacking me by beating his wings at me and stomping his feet and spurs on my arms and stomach. At least I got a few good shots of him before he beat up on me!

2 comments:

Lynda Schumacher said...

The blues are so vivid and beautiful, Colette, and very nice detail on the head and face. Yes....I'm thinking it may have been worth the abuse! : )

Is this done on sueded board?

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks Lynda for your kind words!
Your guess is correct...the support is a beige toned suede board.