Monday, January 5, 2009

Stained Glass and Butterflies

This is the first in a series of watercolor portraits.  Normally I have used acrylic or even  Shiva oil sticks. But I like painting them with watercolor too.  I use flesh tint gouache for the base tone then add shades from there.  The butterflies are collaged.



7 comments:

Gifts of Creation said...

This is beautiful..I love the girls in watercolors too..
when is your show at reddiarts?
thanks for the comment on my blog!

lori vliegen said...

i love watercolor...i just wish i were better at it! yours always looks wonderful! i love your stained glass background! :)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Beautiful Martha! The colors you used are lovely and the butterflies are a perfect touch!

Creative Blessings,
Lisa

Sue K said...

Martha...this is really beautiful! What a wonderful creation!! You always do such great work. I check your blog daily to see what you have added. I love the girl and the stained glass and butterflies make such a nice composition! Good work! Keep it up!! Hugs, Sue K

Sherry said...

Really love the stained glass look of this one. Bravo.

Tess said...

Oh she is by far my favorite so far. I love the stained glass background and the butterflies and oh, she looks like me at about age 13. Wow!! Love her, great job.

RomanticRoses@DorisJoa said...

I love this very much. The butterflies are the ice of the cake. And the colours in this piece are stunning. I shall return to see more.

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