Katherine, how beautiful. I love paisley in bright colours ~ and to make that connection with peacocks ~ that's what makes you the artist. Is this piece for your own wall or for sale?
Thanks Carol. I took a bit of risk making it red... but I believe it works.
Sorry, I didn't answer your question Carol. It's for someone else. Meeting her with it tomorrow so I hope she's pleased!
Oh WOW ! Absolutely love it! Sooooo clever. What a great idea. You say it was commissioned, do you mean the whole idea or someone just asked for a watercolour of a peacock and this is what your artist's mind came up with?Thank you so much for showing us the process.
Thanks Helsie. My at-distance commission process goes something like this: My client wanted 'a peacock painting - completed size approx A3'. So I sketched about half a dozen different ideas I knew I would enjoy doing which you can still see here ( http://the-last-visible-dog.blogspot.co.nz/ ), and she chose a couple she liked and I chose one of them!
So interesting to see how these things are done Katherine. Love the way you chose to do it and the final result was tremendous. Bet the client loved it too. I rather liked the second approach too. Perhaps another time ??? Could be a money maker !
I like all the other ideas Helsie... Would love to do them ALL! By the way, the client hasn't seen it yet. I have my fingers crossed.
Congratulations, beautifully executed. It's a work of art.
Thank you Adrian. The nice thing about work like this, is that once the drawing is done, it's easy and relaxing, albeit painstakingly methodical and slow.
Good heavens Kate! You must have spent many hours on that artefact. Wonderful result you clever lass!
Thank you YP.
Truly splendid and painstaking work as well. That's one I'd love to see in the flesh so to speak. I hope that it was appreciated and liked.
Thanks GB. I'm just back from delivering it. She did like it! By now it will be in its new home in the Wellington hills.
Lovely! The red background was unexpected but impressive. Looks oriental... I can imagine it as a big woven tapestry...
Thank you Monica. The 'paisley' (boteh) twisted teardrop pattern originally came from Iran and India I think and travelled to Paisley in Scotland via the spread of the British Empah.
this is very much like the post you did on the ChERRY, you know very meticulous and artzy
I guess I am a bit artzy Putz!
You're back! (now I have to see the posts I missed)I love this. peacocks are a favourite - I have a few things decorated with peacocks - and I love the Persian look this. But I especially enjoyed you taking us through the process.
Violet! Yes! I'm back! Only half a dozen you've missed... Thanks for your reaction. Us hermit-like studio-dwellers need and appreciate feedback very much. Doesn't have to always be 'positive' - but any reaction is helpful to my art practice.