This is a large painting, it is on a 18x24 stretched canvas. I named this peacock painting "Hera" because peacocks are the symbol of the goddess Hera.
I named it Hera not only because Hera represented Peacocks but because of the story:
"In the Hellenistic period, peacocks pulled the chariot of the Greek goddess Hera. Since Hera was considered the goddess of the sky and stars, the gold circles and blue background fit naturally. According to one myth, Zeus became interested in a woman named Io and Hera had her hundred-eyed servant, Argus, guard Io. Zeus had Argus killed in order to free Io. According to the Roman author Ovid, Hera rewarded her watchman Argus by turning his hundred eyes into the eye-like images on the tail of the peacock." (Source)
Peacocks are beautiful creatures and I loved the idea of trying to paint one. I will admit that this isn't the best of my artworks. It was very hard to capture the beauty of those feathers and to show there are hundreds stacked on top of each other. I did my best to add as much detail as I possibly could.
This painting took me 2 days to complete. I had fun doing it and I was live every time I worked on it. I won't add the links to this post because there are 6 of them. If you are interested in seeing them, you can find them on my facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/ArtistShore
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This painting is available in the Etsy shop, and don't forget, I do offer commissioned paintings. Contact me if you would like a personalized painting! I hope you enjoyed the Story of Hera and the painting. Let me know what you think in the comments! Thanks for reading!