Friday, July 16, 2010

Dragonfly with Poppies

13.5 x 16.25 mixed media on matboard (latex acrylic, watercolor, spray webbing black and silver for wings, ink). I coated the mat with matte medium and gesso, let dry, then spritzed cobalt blue watercolor plus moss green latex acrylic. I let it dry then drew the insect outline, developed its wings with both colors spray webbing, and blocked out poppy shapes, stems, and leaves in pencil. After painting the plants while still wet, I lifted out color with a facial tissue and a paper towel for an antiqued botanical look.

1 comment:

Linda Rupard said...

Really neat painting. I like the transparent wings, so real looking.