Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Butterfly WIP

I think I might be starting to get the hang of this loosening up thing! Although I used a larger brush and dabbed on the paint fairly recklessly (recklessly for me, anyway), I'm pleased to see that the flowers read as flowers and the butterfly reads as a butterfly. I'm still finding abstract background creation a little awkward, but after many attempts I'm no longer hating what I've done. Maybe, just maybe, I can actually be a painterly painter!

Although I am trying to paint much more loosely I still want my subjects to be recognizable, so here's the ultimate test: if there are any butterfly aficionados out there, can you identify this species?

Stay tuned - I add the antennae next week...


Eve said...

Love this!!!

Gabrielle said...

Hi Eve, it's nice to hear from you. I bet you've been getting some beautiful butterflies in your yard!