Watercolor Peacock Painting
watercolor on 140# Strathmore cold press paper
[ original painting is available ]
This peacock painting is inspired by topiaries at the Dallas Arboretum. Exploring the garden is a favorite source of inspiration. Always changing colors, shapes and a peaceful atmosphere create an ideal environment for encouraging creativity. [ see photos ]
The stylized birds stood proud against a blue sky and were grounded with beds shaped like peacock tails, planted with colorful flowers.
After visiting the garden, I sketched a few peacocks in my sketchbook. When a color scheme and bird profile was established, I translated it into this painting.
[ see the sketch ]