butterfly woman

I decided to have a crack at painting a girl. When i started painting her all I knew was that she was going to have long, dark flowing hair that would make her skin look radiant as it cascaded down, framing her face as a silhouette.


Then I decided part of her wanted to run away so I gave that part of her butterfly wings.IMG_2090

I stamped a butterfly background in black archival ink, then cut out lots of butterflies from printables.IMG_2092


As I stood back a little I realised the colourful butterflies distracted the eye from the focus which is the woman. So I painted  alight coat of white paint over the butterflies to push them back into the background again.IMG_2099

And then I fixed a butterfly in her hair… I so enjoyed working on this art journal page, so relaxing to be painting. See my other woman with butterflies in her hair here.IMG_2103

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