Proud as a Peacock

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I’ve recently received a lot of comments about my peacock mural- a project I completed just before Thanksgiving 2010- so I thought I’d share the story of this incredible piece of art.

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When I started working in this home, it was down to the bare drywall. Since before the floor tiles were put in place, a vision of a peacock at the top of the stairs had always been in the master plan.

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And so the painting began!!…..

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Once the blue fan of the peacock was blocked in, every feather had to be painted individually- a process that took several hours.

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Next, a second peacock was added to the left.

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The final step to the process was applying gold leaf, sequins and gemstones to EACH feather… this took DAYS to complete.

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But all the work was worth it, as the creation SHIMMERED in the light of the chandelier.

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Lastly, I wanted to show you the garden scene as you come up the stairs- it sets the tone for what lies ahead at the top.

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This photo was taken at my first site visit- during the construction phase.

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Now, a lovely palacial garden scene is just the beginning for what comes next.

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