"On the Coneflower"
6x8 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction
This is the first in a small series that I'm calling "Petals & Wings." I thought this one would be fun, but actually, it gave me quite a struggle. At first, ALL the colors were way too vibrant in this. So I put wash, after wash, on the background to tone it down. I wanted the background to be vague - just the hint of leaves & stalks.
The coneflowers were also a bit of work - and I was trying to stay loose with them. Played with a lot of different colors with these flowers.
The butterfly is about the only item with details - I found it hard to paint it without. I think I may try this again & use only a knife. That will force me to be more loose with my paint!