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Butterflies Shining


Butterflies Shining
8" x 10"
Sennelier oil pastels on watercolor paper gessoed with clear Colourfix primer, acrylic metallic gold and Daniel Smith Iridescent Gold watercolor. I used the iridescent white Sennelier plus a strong red, yellow and blue and a regular white one, very limited palette, to do this almost abstracted but very shimmering oil pastel painting for laurenmitchell... got the idea for it a while back and am warming up to work on Cat/Wombat by doing this one today. It's brighter in life, the orangy-red flower spikes are very strong and the gold is a little bit less orangy, it has a very strong primary color scheme.

I also did a little holiday-theme ATC in colored pencils:


ACEO Pumpkins and Gourds
2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils in orange, green and black -- another limited palette.
Lanaquarelle hot press watercolor paper
From memory and imagination, just drawn from the idea for the www.idrawandpaint.com group on colored pencils October challenge, which was Halloween related themes. So I just did the pumpkins, not carved but piled up with gourds.
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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
notalwaysweak
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Shiny flutterbies!
robertsloan2
Oct. 2nd, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Yep! It's a lot more shimmery offline, everything is iridescent except those red-orange flower spikes. Enjoy!
mikellsgems
Oct. 3rd, 2009 10:07 am (UTC)
Love the vivid oranges and reds - and the glimmer shimmer is fabulous!!!
robertsloan2
Oct. 3rd, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The oranges and reds are all from only two sticks, the bright yellow and bright red sample sticks from Sennelier with the sample blue used in a few shadows.
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