Peacocks are funny birds. At my house, the neighbor's peacocks come over and clatter around on the roof, eat the cat's food, and play tag with the baby. And by that, I mean they run like the dickens while the baby chases them :)
I didn't know this before moving here and getting to know them, but the boys shed their tails completely every year, and then grow them back in gradually. This is how they are looking now- I really think they make for some interesting shapes and patterns!
I am an artist living and working in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and have been maintaining this blog as a daily painting project since January 1, 2008. Each of the daily paintings and studies posted here is available on Etsy. My larger and more involved works can be rented from me or purchased through Etsy, from the Broomfields Gallery in West Jefferson, North Carolina, from Bull City Art and Frame in Durham, North Carolina, or from me directly by contacting me at email@example.com .