Butterfly + Blush Brush


This butterfly was painted in layers. The first is liquid watercolor/ink. These ink pigments are very vibrant. I used two acrylic colors to add layers and blend with a blush brush. I could have just as easily painted a layer of acrylic paint instead of the ink. I applied the paint in a swirl motion. I wet the brush a little and then wiped most of the water. As I pick up color. I blob and swirl the paint around. Since I know that red and blue make purple, I create these tones. This is so simple and beutiful!

mixed media butterfly with wings

This is an easy project. I first created this in my creative exploration journal. Now this bird is in Different Is Beautiful. Aside from relaxing, you can practice color mixing and see what happens. I probably should have gone with a lighter pink then blue and end with a vibrant pink.

I really like this idea but I wasn’t happy with the wings.

Now I need to clean up the butterfly and make some very minor changes before I add this to my shop. A sticker would be cool?

We are days away from Easter. I will think of a fun Easter project. Maybe a bunny cake?

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Mireya

A visionary artist who paints blooms of optimism. She paints using watercolor, acrylic and fun tools like paper rolls. She's a tea drinker who's curious about everything in nature. Every day she creates and creativelyhue.com is her place where she learns to trust her ideas, create from her authenticity and documents her process because we are all artists.