Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Illustration Friday - Plain Butterfly 1

I've been checking out Illustration Friday for a few months and finally I'm submitting something for the weekly topic.
This week is "Plain". I have the perfect piece. In my last post, I showed one of many versions of a Blue Morph Butterfly's wing.

This submission is acrylic painted on 12x12 masonite. I prepared the board with heavy gel medium to give some texture to the painting. I covered it with black Liquitex heavy body paint. The next step was done with watered down Liquitex gesso. Originally I had planned to add colors, but I liked this piece just like this.

1 comment:

Joan said...

Simplistic, yet makes a very strong statement!

I love the color contrast.