This was a belated gift for a good friend’s birthday, of her favorite animal - the Indian peafowl, Pavo cristatus. I wanted to paint the animal in a more naturalistic pose than is typical for the extravagant males, with his gorgeous train in view without being displayed. Here he sits on a branch and ponders the mysteries of existence as he overlooks his native florid Indian jungles.
Gouache on mixed media board, 16” x 20”.
“Avatars—The Birds of India, No. 1” by Walton Ford - 1996
Watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink on paper
60” x 40”
Oiseaux et plantes peints à gouache, Ouvrages avant 1800
Blue Lizard and Neva Tree (1813) taken from James Forbes (1749-1819) ‘Oriental Memoirs’.
A peacock and two peacocks in silhouette. Etching.