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Friday, July 6, 2012

Mr. Peacock Original Painting

 Mr. Peacock 11x14 oil on stretched canvas
Can be found in my etsy shop.

I love how he turned out, especially the tail!   It's been done for a few days, except something was missing.  That's when I added the blue on the bottom left below his tail where it dips and the bit of green above the dip.  That tied the sky and grass in.

This is my daughter's bunny, Moe.  He lives in her room and we keep the cage door open and he has the run of the room.  We are able to do this because he is litter trained and is a good little bunny.  Before we had free range of the room, he use to dig at the carpet (not good) until I took a big Yellow Pages phone book, opened it and left it where he likes to dig.  The room is bunny proofed to keep him safe.  We leave her bedroom door open, but he stays in her room and is too scared to come out.
 It's not easy to sneak up on a bunny while they are sleeping.  But I did and managed to get a picture.  I know, it turned out a bit blurry, but I caught him sleeping!

This is the second shot I took, and as you can see he is now awake, looking at me like, "Hey, I'm sleeping here, do you mind?"


Monday, July 2, 2012

Peacock and Peahen Portraits

I have been busy painting a lot lately, and it's been great!  Here are my latest two paintings.  They are both 5x7 oil on Masonite board prepared with 4 layers of gesso

in my etsy shop

in my etsy shop.

Did you know that the peacock is in the peafowl family?  The male is called a peacock, the female is a peahen and the babies are called peachicks.  This is something that I recently learned while catagorizing my Beautiful Peacock photo in my photo zazzle shop!
Beautiful Peacock Gel Mousepad
Beautiful Peacock Gel Mousepad by brendathour
Create your own personal mouse pads.

I have two more paintings that are just about ready to post, just have to do some final tweaking.  One is another peacock and the other is a Black Swan.
Hope your summer is Blessed,