This painting depicts a gracefully turning peacock showing off its beautiful tail. The Indian peacock has iridescent blue and green plumage, mostly metallic blue and green, marked with eyespots which are best seen when he fans his tail feathers. Both sexes have a lovely crest atop the head. The peacock's brilliant coloration is due less to pigments and more to the way light is reflected, also known as structural coloration.
A peacock's mating success rate depends on the colours of his eyespots and the angle of display. During courtship, peahens pay close attention to a peacock's train and examine his feathers before deciding on accepting his as a mate. Actions such as train rattling and wing shaking is used to keep the peahen's attention.
This oil work depicts the beautiful bird at the moment that his tail feathers are folding and he is turning around.
(Artwork is currently on gallery wrapped canvas and unframed. The painting can be shipped rolled up or streched. Shipping on actuals.)