isn't painting about enjoyment?
I wanted more freedom in my watercolor paintings. So I did a series of awesome paintings.
I do watercolor paintings, I do a mixed media painting method. I first started
doing it when I was doing street festivals in Florida. People would stand and
stare at the paintings because they were so different from regular watercolor paintings.
People would just rave about them! They would stand with their mouths open and they would ooh and aah over the paintings. "What awesome paintings," they would say.
Then they would ask me, "How do you do it?" I never told.
Well since I
am not doing festivals anymore and I am in my mid-70s, I figured - why not
So that is what this page is about. It is really a very simple process you can use for your own awe-inspiring paintings.
White Peacock Butterfly
This "White Peacock Butterfly" painting is an example.
I had been
doing butterfly paintings and it was getting tiresome doing all the detail.
So to jazz it up, I decided to make some awesome butterfly paintings.
The butterfly is painted fairly realistic. Around the outside I put a lot of color and tucked in some Penta.
Lots of color and texture made this a lively butterfly painting. Penta flowers are a favorite with butterflies.
another awe-inspiring painting
On the way to a show I stopped to show my neighbor the paintings I was taking.
When I pulled "Freedom's Light" out of the travel bag, she exclaimed, "What an awesome painting!"
She could feel the heart of the painting. That's what inspires me to paint.
When the viewer feels the painting, you know you did a good job.
A new window will open in my site on Fine Art America.
If you want to see a full resolution of details in the painting, click on an area. A full resolution window will open showing the details of the area you clicked.