Saturday, January 9, 2021

Flowers and Butterflies Mixed Media

I took a break from my bird painting addiction. I painted flowers from Dana Fox's book, "Watercolor With Me in the Forest." I played with the colors a lot and didn't know what to do with the end result. I decided it needed butterflies!

I wanted small butterflies, so they wouldn't overpower the flowers. I took some ideas from a coloring book. "Vive Le Color! Butterflies" by Hachette Liure is an adult coloring book with all types and sizes of butterflies. I chose two and designed and colored them using Tombow Watercolor Markers. I added details with a Gelly Roll 08 pen and a Micron 01 pen.

So I had fun going from a watercolor painting to a mixed media piece.

I used Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolors on Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper.


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