Monday, 24 June 2013

A Peacock

This is the latest subject on Facebook `Painting Colorful Birds for Fun'. This is a complicated subject, especially if the bird is displaying, and I decided to adopt a minimalist approach with the head and neck the main focus, the remainder secondary with just an impression. Some others have attempted the full subject but it is too complicated for me. 


15" x 11" Not Possibly Artistico 90lb.

The colours on the neck and head are mainly Turquoise (Lukas PB16) and various other blues. Sap Green features as does Raw Umber and Ivory Black. Just a touch of Quinacridone Rose (PV19).



14 comments:

Yvonne Harry said...

I like the interpretation Peter. It really works for me, and lovely turquoise!

Polly Birchall said...

Lovely painting you have captured it well. The peacocks are very lively at the moment!

Sandy Sandy said...

OH< I REALLY LOVE THIS!!> great job!

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Yvonne. I love that Turquoise!

Peter Ward said...

Thanks for comments Polly. They are -certainly the males - a very striking subject.

Peter Ward said...

Nice of you to say so Sandy. Thanks.

Ray Maclachlan said...

Beautiful colours, excellent composition and well painted Peter.

Jan Weeks said...

Love the minimalist approach to this subject and a beautifully exucuted face. Fab colours Peter.

Peter Ward said...

Thank you Ray as always.

Peter Ward said...

Thanks Jan. A modest little painting but I like it.

Judith Farnworth Art said...

I know exactly what you mean about detail Peter... the skill is losing it and still getting a successfu painting which is what you have done here!!

Peter Ward said...

Thanks for kind comments Judith.

mrspdvn said...

I really love this one; your colours are great
Marisa

Peter Ward said...

Thanks for kind comments Marisa.