I've been a little awol on the blog front lately. Commissioned portraits have kept me busy (Father's Day is coming up and I took on some last-minute paintings). Now, normally I'd be blogging and showing the process, but every painting is a gift - so I can't really publish them until after Father's Day.
With not many options left to blog about, I thought I'd share with you this little butterfly I painted on Yupo a few weeks ago. The paper was perfect for achieving the glassy transparent quality I wanted on the golden wings! I simply drew the butterfly with Indian Ink, then wet the area inside the wings, dropped in shades of new gamboge and vermillion, then let it swirl around a bit. Tada! Fabulous Wings in an instant (or two). I added the black ink details to the wings after the paint dried. A little rough, a little sketchy, but a lot of fun.
I was lucky and sold this one within the first week. I'll definitely be painting more butterflies on Yupo!