Butterfly wings unfold
Today I painted butterflies.
Whilst working from resource images for the butterflies, my vision for the painting as a whole was in my imagination.
With a touch of artistic licence anything is possible and, from the tip of our brushes, we can bring our imagination to life – how exciting is that? There is an infinite combination of colours, ideas for composition and a choice of any subject that we wish to paint. We also have an array of individual mediums or the potential to mix them – there are certainly some decisions to make in the creative process!
I started painting this watercolour piece as part of a demonstration to Yeovil Art Group and then finished it later, adding a hint of white lilac in the background. A simple white wood frame completes the look that I had in my mind.
For a while now, I’ve been mulling over a much larger painting with an elaborate loose background of flowers and foliage with fleeting butterflies visiting. For now, this is just a tiny idea in my imagination, but with this painting, I feel that I’ve taken a step forward – butterfly wings unfolding.
This year in the UK butterfly numbers have increased which is amazing news, hopefully this will continue.