Saturday, January 27, 2007

Secret Garden Watercolor, Finished



Well, the painting itself is complete now, I was able to finish painting it last night. Funny enough, it took about 2 hours messing around a lot with the watercolor paint, to finish the butterfly the way I wanted it. I then spattered the area surrounding the butterfly with white and purple as I wanted it to look very magical. My last task was to put a slight shadow under the dress area, to anchor the main subject to the painting. I could have gone further with shadows but really didn't want to, I wanted the whole painting to be loose and free looking, as if it just kind of "happened" that way.

Even though the painting is finished, it's not fully done. The painting will get sprayed with a protective coating now. I will probably then let it sit for a good 5 to 7 days before touching it, so the surface can fully cure. Then it will get cut into its octagonal shape and mounted. After that, the painting will be hung inside the antique ceiling tin that my husband Chris painted a few weeks ago (see below) then it will be fully finished and ready to go.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

ruth you have done it again. Your work is exquisite!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment!

Alecia said...

Very, very pretty!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Alecia!!!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful, Ruth. I love the butterfly. Can't wait to see it after it's placed on the ceiling tin.

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you Marilyn. I'm looking forward to seeing it framed with the tin myself.