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.


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,

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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