Been a while since I posted, mostly because I've been basking in the glow of getting engaged. Pretty joyful times of late and I am also still painting... working on this lovely and mysterious creature that came to me in a weekend of inspiration. She's a departure from the abstract pieces I've done the past couple of years but she feels symbolic and important for me right now. The peacock shows up in my life a lot and I relate to it's beauty and fierceness. We even designed my engagement ring to carry the peacock's colors. I am thankful I still have (though rusty) the ability to paint more realistically and I think ultimately this piece will have some of both realistic and abstract. I'm having fun with it - all that matters in this moment.