Monday, August 31, 2015

Daily paintings. Colorful Butterflies.

After a "short" (in terms of eternity) time I am continuing my art blog.

My new painting routine is to produce small daily paintings. I often paint several at a time--like a warm up exercise--then give attention to those I like the most.

Also I am moving on to more non-traditional techniques, like painting with fingers, which  include scratching with fingernails, scraping with a palette knife, and/or using a new medium I recently discovered: water soluble crayons.  You can dip them in water and draw on canvas or paper; like watercolor pencils. 

After visiting the butterfly garden at the Seattle Center, I was inspired to paint butterflies.  I never had painted them before... I don't know why.  I love butterflies! And dragonflies!!!... By the way. (Mental note to myself - will paint them someday).

 I didn't try to do any particular kind of butterfly, although I used some photos taken in the garden for reference.

Here is the first group----

 

Butterfly Blues

 



                                                    Few more - smaller sizes 6x6 inches:

  Well Red Butterfly:

Happy Landing:



Eye On Yew:

 

Butter Sky-Diving:


I would be delighted to know what do you think about my new way of painting.




4 comments:

  1. Beautiful butterflies! Love your new paintings :)

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  2. These butterflies are charming! I think it will quickly find new homes.

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