Sunday, April 19, 2009
"Random Exploration" is my first acrylic creation. He is 30x40 on canvas. I did not have a clue or a plan as to how this was going to come out. I had bought some paints from a yard sale and decided I would give it a try and this was the result. It hangs in my foyer. I knew that peacocks were my favorite bird so I sketched the head and tail from a design on a scarf that I had purchased from an arts and crafts fair and then added the celtic designs that wrapped around his neck. I played around with the eyes on the tail and they ended up looking like they were glowing. The background was very plain so I start filling in with the swirls on the bottom and ended up with dots all around. It just goes to show you that not every artist has a reason for painting what they paint, sometimes its just random exploration!