One of my best selling paintings has been this one, Butterfly Harmony. Today, I'm going to show you how I did it!
My favorite part of painting is when I get in the groove of just being playful. It's the moment where time flies by without realizing it, where the brush just flows with beautiful colors, my hands know what to do to create harmony and balance, and the effort seems minimal. For me, this happens most often when I'm creating my backgrounds.
Sometimes, I create several backgrounds at one time. That was the case with this particular painting. I made this background MONTHS before I finished the final painting. I have several of these that I pull out when I decide I want to complete a painting. Sometimes, I completely cover this part and other times I leave some of the background peeking through.
I liked how my Butterfly Wings painting turned out, so I decided to do another butterfly theme. I found images in library books and online and began sketching out three butterfly shapes. I wanted them to overlap and go off the painting so that they took up most of the area.
Then I started painting around them, blending and dripping playful colors. I added details to each butterfly and some final lines and shapes to finish it off.
Giclee prints of Butterfly Harmony are available in my Etsy Shop: DianaDellosDesigns
Please leave a comment and let me know what your favorite part is! <3