Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New Farm Animal

Hey Friends, Yep, I got 'er done. This is the Peacock I started last week. It's on a canvas panel and painted with acrylics. I used some of Golden's crackle paste in the corners.

Our closest neighbor has an exotic farm and I have taken photos of most of his critters for reference when painting. I say exotic 'cuz they don't have the usual farm animals. A couple years ago another neighbor told me they were getting a giraffe ! Haven't seen one yet so I guess it was just a rumor. AND their noisy peacock isn't this pretty. It's pretty raggedy.

Now I think I shall add Peacock No.1 to my Etsy shop instead of taking it to the Gallery.

Happy Trails.

8 comments:

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Beautiful painting! I really like that crackle finish. Nice touch. I know what you mean about peacocks, they are loud and crazy sounding birds!

DeanO said...

This is wonderful - I love the crackle texture. Such beautiful birds

Pam said...

Hi Sue--thanks for your comments on my beach painting--it means so much! When my son was very little we lived on a property that had a peacock pen. He used to press his little nose to the window screen and return their exotic, mournful cry--it sounded like they were calling: help!! Love the feel and flow of your peacock--reminds me of those times. Take care. Pam =)

mice_aliling said...

I am very partial to blue so I am loving this...I've never tried cackle but the effect added character :)

Meowlissa said...

I love the crackle effect :) And I love peacocks and all they stand for. This is fabulous!

Sue Furrow said...

Hi Everyone, Thanks for your kind input !! Hope you give the crackle paste a try and even some peacocks.
I'm not finished with them yet.
All of you have a fab week w/ your creativity.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Well, this peacock is definitely not raggedy. Beautiful--and I like the crackle. I haven't tried that yet; I'll put it on my list.

carringtonpbrown said...

the colors- are wonderful love it