As host of the June challenge in the acrylics forum I haunt, a fellow artist welcomed participants to paint butterflies, or a composition containing butterflies. They are bright, harbingers of friendly weather and sadly under-represented in western art. She displayed an image of Venus Venticordia by Rosetti
The rules of the challenge are: the piece must be in acrylic and it cannot be unveiled (uploaded) until the twentieth of the month. (are there more rules? seems like there should be… those are the one’s I’m ok with breaking, I guess)
Well, for some reason, I shifted gears and started something a little different from the type of work I’ve been doing recently. I ventured into uncertain territory. I say uncertain, but truth be told, I’ve done variations of my subject. Many times, in fact. But not quite like this. I wanted to test the waters some, see how I’d do.
I found pretty quickly that I needed to do some research. And more. Then get some education. And then more of that, too.
I had no idea that I didn’t know so much!
Thanks to WetCanvas.com <3, I've "been in school" all week.
What a great thing the age of information can be if you're willing to apply yourself.
So I finished a 16×20 painting unlike any you've seen from me yet.
I like it.