This painting was a lot of fun to create, and again features some nice blues and greens. I was not trying to paint realistically – although after all these years, it’s easy to fall back into a comfortable way of working – but in the end I think I’ve captured the essence of a peacock here.
There is something so orderly and determined about this painting, sometimes I put it next to Flow, to compare them.
Although the colours are similar, Flow is a lot looser and flexible. I tend to think of them as personalities, and I wonder who would be attracted to each painting.
Are you attracted to the one that best reflects your personality, or to the one that you wish to emulate? I think we often fall into the trap of thinking the grass is greener on the other side.
From a young age, and out of necessity, I developed chameleon tendencies. I was, and am, able to get along with and appreciate a wide range of people.
It is really helpful to be able to see things from another person’s perspective.
That’s why I enjoy having a diverse group of family, friends and acquaintances.
And so, both paintings represent a different aspect of my personality. As each painting an artist creates, has something of them in it.
Ok, today’s post is later in the day than I’d planned. I spent a lot of time shopping around for the little details I need for this new set-up I’m using for my first outdoor art fair on Monday, August 3rd.
My tablecloths arrived today, yay! And the spit is on the side, so it turns out I was worrying for nothing about that. However, on the negative side, there are a LOT of creases where it has been folded.
Yes, I do own an iron and an ironing board, but honestly, I’ve used it less than a handful of times in the last decade!
And even if I do iron out the creases, won’t it just get new ones when I fold it? Hmm, maybe the choice of fabric wasn’t so great.
Anyway, tomorrow I have to finish filing my hst for this quarter, so I suspect I won’t get to blog until late again.
Until then, you can take a look at www.bluerootsartstudio.com to see a gallery of available paintings.
And please let me know if you have any questions or comments!