Friday, September 2, 2011

Butterfly on Bougainvillea Oil Painting, 6x6 Alla Prima

This is my first on a 6x6 surface and it took some getting use to.  Maybe I should have started out with a simplier composition.  But I like watching the butterflies feeding on our bougainvillea so I painted it first.  I prepare my own masonite hardboard to paint from.  I cut out 5 of the 6x6s and triple coated them with gesso yesterday.  The palette for this painting was permanent red, yellow ochre, aliz. crim., yellow lt, yellow med., permanent green lt, burnt sienna, black and white.

The photo has some glare in it as the paint is still wet.  Please visit the Daily Paintworks website and take a look at all the beautiful paintings being auctioned for charity to benifit the childen in africa.  Thanks for visiting.

Let us pray before we paint,

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