Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Butterflies


Butterflies I
15x22
For about 3 years now I have had an image of butterflies covering a page in a whimsical, transparent way. This idea has been coming in and out of my head but I was always trying to think of how I could do this as a painting for someone that may what to hang on their wall.
Using the technique above, I made one for Valentine's Day, which, the greeting card company, Cards Direct, has already purchased the license to use. Cards Direct asked if I could do something similar with butterflies!!!! So, voila, I finally got a client that my idea could work for. I have not shown this to them yet since we are having another snow day. I promise in real life the colors look much better. The colors are more yellow to citron, yellow to orange and aqua greens. In the photos above there is a blue grey overcast and the colors seem not to flow together as they do in the painting.
Please check back on Valentine's Day to see the Valentine painting!

11 comments:

  1. These are beautiful! It would make a wonderful fabric too :0)

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  2. How very pretty. And congratulations with your client.

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  3. Cool = how did you do the butterflies?

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  4. thank you, ladies. Sandra, I agree on the fabric option, too! Christa, the butterflies are done with a stamp. Originally, I was going to do them in the computer, but, then I remembered I had these stamps. I am still going to experiment with watercolor and computer, too.

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  5. These are so awesome. I loved them.

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  6. prabal, what are you doing up at this time? thanks!

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  7. Congrats, Liana! I like this h2o design.

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  8. I like your painting it's very beautiful and I think can be use also for ornamentals motif. Thank for your kind comments. I'm glad you felt inspirated by my goal to paint 200 watercolors in the year, really It was impossible, but I'll opt to do your approach, using of water, brush, paints and paper and experimenting every day some things like painting wet into wet, quite difficult.

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  9. This would make awesome scrapbooking paper as well.

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  10. Beautiful and light-hearted;
    makes me feel as if nothing
    is really impossible:)
    -Jennifer

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