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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Flying Colors

A butterfly for James! This is my submission for James' Windows to the Words' art blog's May theme. For me, these tiny insects can be more tough to paint than a human face ! What you see is my second attempt...threw the first one away:D
Watercolor on postcard

27 comments:

  1. So tender.. yet blatantly vibrant!

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  2. This is really 'cool'..

    A butterfly is a good challenge as you have to almost exactly reproduce the mirror image of what you have already painted on one wing. :)

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  3. I have to agree, Arti. These are way harder than they look! You did this beautifully though; it is such a lovely butterfly!

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  4. Hey Arti, lovely !the texture of the wings look so soft.. Coincidentally I tried the same one yesterday and promptly threw it in to the bin..quite hard to create one at least for me :-)

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  5. Just beautiful, Arti. Do you use watercolor pencils to get that look? I've tried them and they are neat to work with.

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  6. Wow, that's so beautiful Arti! I love it, and I think little complicated subjects are trickier than a face too :)

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  7. Hello! The colors of this butterfly are so vivid and beatiful... I really like your works! I like the painted poppies too. Greetings from Italy! Giada

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  8. You've done a nice job, Arti. You captured the iridescence of the butterfly's wings.

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  9. Very nice! Our art club is going to have a "butterfly" show first week in June in conjunction with a butterfly exhibit going on at the local flower conservatory. My attempts will not be this good, tho!

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  10. Very beautiful. It looks like a lot of work though to get it right. the blues work well against the oranges.

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  11. Thanks Prabal,Sherry and Roopika..it was a tough one, but I enjoyed 'taming' it!:)

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  12. Hi Padmaja, I would wait to see your butterfly!

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  13. Carol, I have used only my brush here.I do use watercolor pencils, but only for providing texture/ add some hard lines if needed!

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  14. Thank you, Crystal. Michelle and Prabha.
    Welcome to my blog, Giada, I hope you like visiting here:)

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  15. Thanks Tony, thanks Deb.It looks like a season of butterflies...and DEb, please don't say that-- I know you are much , much better than me:)

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  16. I laughed when you said that this is the second version, no shame in that, sometimes its my 34th version...this turned out well!

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  17. hi arti!

    i dont remember if i left a comment b4 on ur blog but yes i do follow ur blog! u do some really nice work here! keep up the good work!

    regards,
    Veda

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  18. Thank you very much, Ron:)
    Thanks a lot Albert and Veda.

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  19. You took a great challenge to paint the butterfly and you got an splendid result.

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  20. Ooh recognised James' butterfly straight away! What a wonderful painting Arti - they are jolly hard to do, aren't they!

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  21. Arti, I don't know how the first looked...but this is marvelous!!! You did super...and thanks so much for participating.

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  22. Thanks ,Liz..And I am glad you liked it, James.

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  23. Fantastic work, Arti! We do not have here a so beautiful butterfly!! Ciao!

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