A small, very light package arrived from China yesterday, filled with beautiful green and blue peacock feathers, so I’ve re-started work on the wings because they were so overly simple and flat compared to the rest of the painting.

So far I’m keeping the work monochromatic, waiting to add the classic eye shape of peacock feathers until the base is dry, when transparent glazes of Pthalo blue and green and Ultramarine blue with a little Burnt Sienna will produce the shimmering colour I’m looking for.

Peacock feathers

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