Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peacock painting

I had mentioned in my earlier posts about the large peacock painting I was working on...Today I want to share with you the finished one.. This painting is a larger version of my watercolor painting of a peacock on a tree.. I think I made this more than a year or so back..


Springtime peacock





The tricky situation is that when you are making a small painting it is easy to hide the minute tiny details but in a large painting it is the opposite. It is the minute details painted to the accuracy which makes a painting look alive and pretty.. I researched lot of peacock pictures on flickr and elsewhere to study the features and details of the bird..

   Courtesy: Peacock, 2. Showing Off - part deux!, 3. What lovely tail feathers you have, 4. Peacock On Tree


    Accordingly as a practice I made this smaller painting of a individual peacock feather which I had shared with you .. You can see it here!! So finally a few weeks back I finished the painting and found a place for it to hang...




 I am not thoroughly satisfied with the background. I wanted to make motifs or something in the background..but DH liked it and insisted that I keep it the way it is...This area you must have seen in earlier post here and here. We moved the tables and this is how it looks like now..



I have used a blunt knife to paint .. It has given it a sort of 3- D look .. For the feathers I must have painted 3-4 layers to create depth..I painted a part of feathers with golden color which reflects when the light  shines on it at a certain angle..I know it cannot be seen in these compressed pictures:( 




This is how this area looks in the evening when I light the candles!!!


Joining party at Patty's 



27 comments:

Designwali said...

what a gorgeous piece!

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

lovely piece of work.the gold does stand out.as i was out of blog world for some time,i am slowly getting to read the blog posts.i was slowly going through your blog posts.wonderful party ideas,table decorations and so much more here purnima and i have followed you..love lakshmi
i hope you know me ..

PurpleRickshaw said...

wow..i have the exact same shaped canvas i bought to paint a peacock..but then baby happened and my project stopped with a sketch :P ..your paintings are lovely:)

Sharkara@SensitiveCreations said...

Hi Purnima,

What a lovely blog you have, I wonder why I wasn't here before...the peacock looks beautiful especially in the evening picture...
Would love to be your follower and here I go ..

GB said...

That is a lovely painting, Purnima!

Ambika said...

A beautiful one Purnima!! Now that must be a lovely corner in your home..

Nayana said...

Beautiful! love every detail and looks great with the candle lit...

Disha said...

Thats very beautiful Poornima....Well done!!! Even I also painted a peacock on a pot hop over to my blog n have a look...tough urs is very very b'ful.

Kala said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, I love it and it looks perfect on your wall:):)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous peacock! It looks lovely on your wall.

anandhirajan said...

stunning painting and you have captured it superbly.The close-ups are really gorgeous
congrsat
anandhirajan
www.anandhirajansartsncrafts.blogspot.com

Somu said...

that's one lovely painting !

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is so beautiful !

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thank you ladies!!!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Amazing piece of art in form of peacock. Truly a treat for the eyes.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Preethi Vaidya (Woodooz) said...

I am awestruck by this painting of yours :) You have captured every detail so beautifully Purnima :)

Neha@ All things beautiful said...

Its sucha agorgeous piece, Purnima! You have captured the color of the feathers beautifully...I'm sure the 3 D effect looks great!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Deepa, Preethi and Neha!!!!

Tanya Anurag said...

Glad that you posted a close up of that painting. I love the details there. The painting looks.beautiful on that wall.

Kalyan said...

simply beautiful....lovely work!

Sarmistha said...

Beautifully painted , Purnima.looks gorgeous hung up on he wll

hvp said...

very nice painting, Purnima!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

You are a wonderful artist. Those paintings are so beautiful. I love peacocks and you captured them so well.

Madhu@ A Desi Home said...

Beautiful painting!! Love your blog!!
I have mentioned your blog in oner of my posts :)

Now Serving said...

Beautiful Peacock paintings - I have a picture to share with you that I just posted on my FB page - you've got to see it -Also do you sell you paintings? because my sister more than me loved to collect all things Peacocky - she lives in Pune and overlooking some hills where peacocks abound and show of their beautiful feathers only too often - happy I stopped by :) cheers -
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jaya said...

amazing work! well done.

Neelima said...

Wow looks like you love peacock feathers like i do..... beautiful painting :)

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