In August 2017 the beloved Mrs Pudding and I decorated our bedroom. She papered one wall with a good quality paper that contained semi-abstract images of peacocks and leafy growth. The repeating pattern has something of an oriental quality about it.
The other walls of the bedroom have a creamy plainness about them - and that includes the fitted wardrobes that run along the north wall, opposite the peacocks.
Soon after the decoration was finished, I had the bright idea of creating a canvas to hang on one of the plain walls. I wanted it to be similar to the wallpaper pattern but not identical. This weekend just gone, I finally got round to creating that picture.
Using oil paints, I am reasonably happy with what materialised. It matches my vision - only now I can see that the wallpaper link held me back artistically - chained me. At some time in the not too distant future I plan to have a go at a very different peacock painting. The paint will be thicker and brighter and the final image will be more eye-catching and indeed unique. I may just concentrate on a peacock's head rather than attempting to depict the whole creature.
The peacock is one of the avian world's most flamboyant characters and it will be a challenge to make a new image that satisfies me and exists in its own right with no connection to the wallpaper design - apart from the fact that a peacock will be centre stage.
|For what it's worth - here's my first attempt|
He is rather lovely. I hope you will share photos of your next peacock artworks too.ReplyDelete
If it's good enough I will JayCee.Delete
Bravo! Looking forward to your next work of art. (Notice that sentence gives you a lot of room to decide what you want to classify as a work of art.)ReplyDelete
My next work of art will be the very next blogpost Mary!Delete
Thank you Mary.Delete
I notice you have called it your first attempt... Harking back to that teacher of long ago.ReplyDelete
It echos the wallpaper beautifully but you will be happier when your own vision comes to life
You have a good memory Kylie.Delete
I like it and look forward to your personal vision of this peacock.ReplyDelete
You might have to wait a few years Bonnie.Delete
I like kylie's comment and cannot think of anything else to add.ReplyDelete
Great minds think alike.Delete
I agree...that one that comes out of your own vision will be the one. I like what you've done as shown here...but your own interpretation will be the pick, I do believe. :)ReplyDelete
I'm not sure about putting the finished work on the bare wall, though. Maybe that could be a bit too much...just a thought.
You had a good reason to try this and have a credible attempt. Keep on trying!ReplyDelete
Youv'e captured the opposite peacock, but now it needs more colour. Lovely first try.ReplyDelete
To me, it looks like your painting has achieved what you wanted it to do - pick up pn the peacock theme without creating an exact mirror image of it. In my flat, I went the easy, lazy way after redecorating; I used leftovers from the wallpapers in my bedroom and living room and put them in frames on the walls opposite the 'feature' walls in each room.ReplyDelete
Bravo for your painting that synchronizes well with the wallpaper pattern! It's definitely better than anything I could have done. Peacocks are amazing birds. You just wonder how evolution came up with THAT.ReplyDelete