Look Book Series 9 Indigo

Introducing ‘Indigo’

photo of a peacock created by kimberly mcguiness
Indigo ©Kimberly McGuiness

After 3 months and many hours, repaints and some not so nice conversations she was finally complete. 

She is creative and likes to demonstrate a very flamboyant presence. Her intuition and perception are in keeping with her practice of fairness, integrity, and devotion to helping others. She can perhaps, at times, be a little direct with her self-mastery of profound insights and understandings from her life-long journey by using her inherited wisdom and authority to always be a defender and protector of the righteous ‘til the end. Indigo’s presence is one to be respected and valued with priceless admiration. Enjoy the lookbook!

underlayment wood laying on a table
©Kimberly McGuiness

adding the background colors to 24×48 piece of underlayment

chalk drawing of a peacock on underlayment wood
©Kimberly McGuiness

I like to use chalk for my initial drawing it’s easier to erase if I don’t like something

ink drawing of a peacock on underlayment wood
©Kimberly McGuiness

Once I’m happy with the lines I then ink them in black and erase the chalk

white paint on the upper peacock feathers and black on the tree branch
©Kimberly McGuiness

adding first layers of color to the tree branch and upper body

alll the feathers of the peacock are white
©Kimberly McGuiness

adding first layers of color to lower feathers

adding the second layers of color to the white peacock feathers
©Kimberly McGuiness

added a second layer of color to the tree branch and the first layer to her ribbon whisps

adding detail work to the white feathers
©Kimberly McGuiness

starting on the first layer of details, or so I thought

At this point, she and I had a difference of opinion, we went back and forth for almost 2 weeks on details, repaints and nothing was working to either of our likings….so I just finally let her set in the studio for several weeks which turned into over a month. When it came time to have another conversation it was decided to have yet another repaint which ultimately I have to say was the right choice …..we worked it out and she was finally complete. She was happy and so was I, it was a long road of trial and error, emotional discomfort, and frustration.

Indio finished and hanging in Linde Marie's Steakhouse in Cave Spring, she is for sale
Indigo ©Kimberly McGuiness

Indigo is framed and now you can find her hanging out at Linde Marie’s Steakhouse on the Square in Cave Spring, Ga.

This piece took over 3 months She is a 24×48 mixed media piece on underlayment wood. I used acrylic, Prismacolor colored pencils, gelatos, ink, wite-out pen, and 3 coats of protective spray.

In the end, perhaps Indigo’s story is somewhat a reflection of my own. Another reminder of self-intuition and practice of fairness, integrity, and devotion to helping others and to always be a defender and protector of the righteous ‘til the end.

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