You simply can’t have an imaginary garden without a peacock. You just can’t! One of our local farms has peacocks roaming freely. I can’t help but follow them around. They intrigue me to no end. Gosh darn it, they are exotic looking and so much fun to paint!
Below are two different studies I have completed. Newest to the left.
I like the change of venue for the peacock, but the Egyptian scarab is just too blatant. I have started a third series of sketches and wound up changing it entirely. I do like the blue and white wall painting though. Something like that will resurface in the new one. That, and I’m adding a Siamese cat. Because let’s face it, I kind of have an Asian animal theme going on, so why not!