I had bought some tshirts for a summer camp class last year that didn’t run, so I had a clump of white tshirts. I decided to have a little fun with them over the last couple days. Not that I need any more tshirts…. Let me know if you are interested. All these are an adult medium, but I can recreate them in a different size. $20+tx/sh.
“So, I’m different. So?”
“Neighborhood watch”, the inspiration for this came from my chalk painting ‘The artist as part of the environment
Lots of people like the butterfly shapes, though it is one of the harder ones to create – both from the cutting point of view and the assembling point of view. Red Admirals are butterflies that I remember from my childhood in Wales – though I have never seen one in the US.
#1241 Red Admiral Morning. Refractured watercolor on foamcore, 11×14″ in mat to 16×20″. $195.
#1225 Fluttering Clouds. Mixed media on pine panel, 17″ diameter. $300.
This is one that especially deserves to have the ‘in place’ shot posted. By design you really have to look twice to see those butterflies. I wanted to create a painting where the shape of the refractured watercolor part is more hidden than obvious, and I feel I’ve succeeded here. The color is also more accurate (at least on my screen) on the in-place shot.
Fluttering clouds hung in place – the butterflies are now more apparent because of the texture.
#1200 “Flitting”. Mixed media on panel, 18×36″. $800.
It took several tries before I settled on the ‘background’ for this one. Yup, the background goes on last. It is only my second ‘butterfly’ piece, but there will be more. This has a poem written for the painting and painted into it amidst the butterflies:
through the world
thinking our lives
are of substance