Monday, October 15, 2012

Monarch Butterfly artwork

I am building the background and flowers for the butterfly in this scene.  It may not look like it, but there is still more to do to the butterfly.  The shapes, shades and highlights  of the background scenery are important to make the butterfly the most important part of the painting.  To make this happen, the flowers need to be pretty but not overwhelming and same for the stems and leaves.  Making brights and shadows believable takes a bit of stepping back from the easel and studying the painting at a distance.  Making sure the light source and cast shadows in the painting are consistent.  More painting to do.

Let us pray before we paint,

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