(3-5/2010) This painting ended up taking me a lot longer to paint than I thought it would. However, the subject matter matched my new goal of having many layers to see through in my paintings. I got the idea for this one when I went to go visit a family friend in Orlando last summer. She has a whole family of peacocks that live in her cul-de-sac. So of course I had to take pictures of this pretty boy strutting his stuff for the girls, and then try to capture him in paint.