Nature peacock feather painting
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Acrylic on canvas, 12x16"
The painting is on a stretched canvas, painted round the sides, with a string on the back, so it is ready to hang as it is, or can be framed if you prefer.
My children brought a peacock feather home from school to practise their 'circus skills' of balancing the feather on their nose with. I quickly took photos of it for future art reference before they could mangle it! In my painting I wanted to show all the beautiful colours and try to capture something of the iridescence, which was quite a challenge. I also found the way the curve and direction of each barb of the feather followed each other to form its overall shape, beautiful, and wanted to show this correctly.