Watercolor Peacock Painting
watercolor on 140# Strathmore cold press paper
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.
[ original painting is available ]
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The peacock topiaries stood tall against a blue sky. Grounded with beds shaped like tail feathers, and blooming with colorful flowers.
After visiting the garden, I sketched a few peacocks in my sketchbook. When a color scheme and design was established, I translated the sketch into this peacock painting.
[ see the sketch ]