I have posted in the past how I have this visual of a butterfly painting in my head, but, it is not complete. I keep wanting to paint this image of butterflies in flight. Because of the art show at the Dallas Arboretum, Artscape, I decided to start with some small butterfly studies. This has taken me to creating abstract patterns using watercolor and a variety of resists like plastic to emulate the patterns found in butterfly wings. I have some beautiful washes posted on my facebook page. Right now I am so in love with them, I am afraid to go to the next step because I am enjoying the pattern as it is for the time. I would be interested in hearing what you think about these first pass washes. I am not sure if I should use negative painting to create the butterflies or if I should do positive painting on the wings to define the butterflies. In the meantime, I just keep painting a butterfly every morning. I was lucky to see a fantastic butterly collection at the arboretum in Montreal. I took several pictures, but, the vivid silky wings don't come out as fantastic in the photos. Have a fabulous weekend! Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts. Press here to go to Facebook Page
Greetings on this very, very cold morning in Dallas! It has been overcast and bitterly cold, I had to lay my paintings out to see some bright colors. Actually, someone wanted to see my work, so I invited them over to have a looksee in my make-shift gallery.
I could not keep up with the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge this past January. The painting on the top is a pour I started for the challenge. It is almost finished. Inspired from a photo I took when on a study abroad program in 1989. I was there as part of the architecture program at Texas A&M. To this day, our group keeps in contact via facebook.
The next photo is a snapshot of 5 prints that Baylor Hospital ordered after seeing the original painting I was commissioned to paint as a gift to an executive at Baylor. They are considering to order note cards, too.
Great news - I was accepted to participate in the Dallas Arboretum Art Show - Artscape!!!! The dates are April 26 & 27. Wow, I hope I sell some paintings. This will be to a much broader audience, I am curious to see how it goes. The Dallas Arboretum wants the art to be of a nature theme. You know I love painting flowers, but, I also like my city paintings! The city scenes are what I sell the most. I will also have to pay to be in the show as well as pay for display rental. The other art shows I have not had to pay anything except commission on pieces that sold. I am thankful that my husband is encouraging and says go for it, it will be a great experience. Can you help me by letting me know what kind of paintings you would buy if you were at a nature themed art show?