Monday, March 22, 2010

Butterfly Tree
































This past week I finished a painting I started over a month ago. As much as I love to paint, I am finding little time to devote to it right now. I am going to try to make time to do more as I find it very relaxing.

This is a mixed media painting titled BUTTERFLY TREE. The size is 9" x 12" on acid free 110# acrylic paper, matted in a 12" x 16" black mat. I used acrylic paints, stamping, tiny butterflies I cut out of paper, bubble wrap for texture, napkins, and glazing medium.
I have a couple of other paintings started and once I finish them, I plan to list this one and the others on eBay or Etsy.

10 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I love what you've done with this!! The textures, especially the butterflies......the feel of the whole piece. It is uplifting and the color is wonderful!
Eventhough you don't have a lot of extra time, you've made excellent use of it---keep going!
More! More! ♥♥♥

XXOO!!
Anne

Ces said...

Oh wow! You know, this is the first time I have seen one of your paintings. It is gorgeous! You should paint more. This is really beautiful!

Marlene said...

Beautiful Audrey, It looks stunning in the black mat. It is fun to work on some larger pieces once in a while instead of the ACEO's.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Audrey, I love the butterfly tree. It makes me so happy. What a lovely Monday sharing (((hugs))) until next time

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gallagherassoc said...

Nice to see some butterflies. The monarch butterfly has been hit hard in mexico and we will not see many of them this year......

yoborobo said...

Wow, Audrey! I have never seen your paintings. This is simply beautiful. I love the colors, and well, I adore butterflies and trees, so I am in love. :) xoxo Pam

Anonymous said...

Audrey, I love the butterfly tree!! Like the idea of the bubble paper in the backround. Fantastic job you've done. I should be so talented!!! Linda

Bella Sinclair said...

Audrey, this is magical! All those varieties of butterflies together -- just beautiful. And I really love the stamping effect. Subtle, yet another wonderful dimension. Brava!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I know what you mean by not having enough time to paint.

I love the colors of this!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Audrey...this is so beautiful and I loveeeeeeeee butterflies...Cole and I spend so many hours watching them in the summer in the fields...and run after them...what a wonderful memory...thank you!!!