May 14, 2011


18x18" oils

The shapes of the fluttering petals reminded me of butterflies, and mariposa is 'butterfly' in Spanish. I like the sound of the title better in another language. The background is split into two colors to indicate sky and ground. I like the two-tone contemporary effect.

Some of you have asked if I hold a palette in my left hand. No, but I do keep it gloved and I hold my rag with that hand. I squeeze my brush out when I change paint colors. As you can see, it's a messy job, but the paint stays on the rag and glove, making for easy clean-up. The glove also keeps the chemicals off my skin.

My palette of swirly swirls-

The tools of choice for today-

The day is spent...

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