Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Day 21 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days!

"Imagine Butterflies"      $75
Watercolor and Collage      7" x 10"
I started this painting several days ago, and then didn't quite know what to do with it.  Sometimes, paintings need to brew awhile to tell you what they will become.  I had tried a new technique when I started, and it really had me scratching my head on where to go.  I had collaged 1/2 of a butterfly, and decided to wire draw some more butterflies to accompany the first one.  Whenever I teach, I tell the students not to use the whole image that is on napkins.  Only use a part of the napkin image and then add your own touch to it.  Make it your own.   Once I added the red unifying color to weave around the butterflies, it all came together.  Just goes to show that if you try new things once in awhile, you might make a breakthrough.  Below is my beginning. 
Step One


  1. I really like that your shared your process. I had no idea. Lots of color! Will have to get to some more collage here soon, love using mediums and building up the surface - you have inspired me. Awesome!

  2. Another amazing painting Karen! Do you actually bend wire around when doing the wire drawing and then use that as a guide to the drawing or do you leave the wire in the painting? Whichever, it works so well!



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