Nature Series Paintings - newest
I wanted to try more neutral color combinations for a change and after several days of viewing the background I remembered my visit to Wildlife Safari with WSO several years ago. I pulled out my photos and did a little more research to come up with this design. The patterns and colors of the giraffe have always fascinated me.
Watercolor 300 lb adhered to a 12x12x3/4 cradle and sealed
It took several weeks before I began to see a large butterfly in the lower corner which isn't the usual place to begin your design but in this instance I wanted to develop it. I researched many different butterflies to use and decided on specific ones for other parts of the painting. I wasn't going to add the 3rd one in the upper right corner but I did. Probably could have done without it. Any comments?
I really liked the background on this painting and knew it would be fun to add a butterfly focal point. I wanted to put just enough of an outline and some iridescent touches to allow it to be seen but not outshine the background. Any comments?
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