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Peacock dare (93x73cm incl frame)
945 EUR
Paintings per set:
Main colour:
Blue, indigo, green, Red, yellow, orange, Purple, pink, Metallic or Epoxy, Textures (> 3mm)
Size of composition:
Medium (> 0,47 m2)

Peacock feathers contain certain structures that are very carefully laid out close together, only one or two hundred nanometres away from each other.

These structures consist of the same brown pigments that our moles do, but the light bounces in an out of it in such a way that it comes back out blue and shimmery rather than brown.


The gloss on the feathers kind of works like a soap bubble: a thin layer of soap and water reflects the light in a focused manner. The same thing happens in all those thin layers in a peacock feather. The shimmery rainbow effect is a colour created by the structure of the soap and water, since they don’t have any pigment. The light reflection in bird feathers is much more selective than that in a soap bubble, which is why we see only one colour. The light waves bounce off each other, which can either weaken or strengthen them. This phenomenon is called interference, and birds use it to create perfect optical signals.


Fo me as painter it is not possible to create colours this bright using pigments.  

I tried with the help of epoxy, and challenge the peackock (hence the name Peackock dare) for the brightest of colours.


Inspired by research done by Pascal Freyer. He recently got his PhD for his research on the birds’ amazing feathery physics.

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You can commission me if you want a unique painting in a certain style, size, colour and/or texture, or a painting matching home or office.

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Every artwork of mine is an original.  If you have an artwork of mine, you are always the only one -exclusively- who has this hand-painted work of art.


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John DutchArt is member of JaKunst and is golden member of the Dutch Association of Visual Artists.

You can buy your painting directly or through an interest-free art purchase arrangement. In addition, you can rent the paintings or rent & save where you build up a savings balance.

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