I really enjoyed the colour and details of birds as part of my #birdaday Instagram challenge, so butterflies seemed like a logical step as a subject to paint! And there are sooooooooo many beautifully coloured, intricately detailed butterflies out there – Mother Nature blows my mind!! Just look at my Butterflies & Moths Pinterest board to see!
I am using gouache in these paintings, I really like the solid colour look and the ability to paint layers and it really pops on the black paper ! I am not completely sold on the matte/powedery finish, but I am sure framed it would be fine, and possibly more high end brands of paint might make a difference their too.
I went detail-crazy on these paintings, there must be hundreds (- if not a thousand!) dots between the last two paintings! Try as I might I can’t help myself 🙂
What do you enjoy painting?