So, it's been sitting around, collection dust, looking useless and abandoned and yesterday, I had a moment of art slashing (yes, it comes upon me to cut up my art into smaller pieces) and I cut the whole thing in half, added some moths and butterflies....and voila! I loved it!
Here's the first painting....the one I didn't like initially....kind of bland, eh?
Here's after the slasher (that's me!) hit it and the moths descended upon it....
I was happy with the results. I matted both pieces and I think it'll look really trendy framed as a set.
The moths were an idea that I got from the Watercolor Artist magazine that I thought I'd try. They are REALLY fun, so if you're into watercolor, you should try them.
First, sketch out the moth shape.....then wet the whole moth with clean water.
Start dropping in, or touching in colors, starting with the moth's body first. Do NOT mix on the page, but allow the water to move the pigment as much as you can.
After you've dropped in all of the desired colors, just lightly touch in darker pigment onto the very edges of the wings (the brown, for example) here and there. (I particularly like Payne's Gray and Van Dyke Brown) (Winsor & Newton brand)
It's a really quick and easy thing to paint and would look lovely on a greeting card or something like that. A butterfly or dragonfly shape would look cute, too.
I hope everyone is having a lovely start to their Christmas season! Feel free too email me with any art questions that you might have.