Hey everyone! Welcome back to Wednesday!!
I am feeling a little relieved that there is a long weekend coming up! I feel I could really use some R&R! How about you?? I’ve been a busy bee lately! This week I am focusing on getting my project done! I’ve been chipping away, and this Sunday and Tuesday were spent working on this Peacock Hat! Now… I’m not totally convinced that it makes a very convincing hat, but maybe that’s ok? I’m going for drama here.
I started off with a quick sketch then moved right into watercolours. Oh the colours in a peacock’s feathers are so beautiful and wonderful. I fell in love mixing the turquoises, the blues, and the golds. I am really inspired by the palette actually, having never really used these vibrant colours all together at once! I got my peacock to where I wanted it to be, and roughly cut around the edges. The hat was looking pretty blunt and heavy on my lady’s head so on Tuesday (for several hours mind you) I went in with an x-acto knife. I didn’t cut myself!! (wooo!!!) I did manage to cut away alot of the paper surrounding the delicate feathers. I wanted the hat to have more of a feathery and flowing feel rather than just a big chunk of paper with a peacock painted on it!! Here’s what happened next:
not sure if I love it or hate it yet…but like everything I think I just need to let it rest in my brain for a while.
Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!