Thursday, August 12, 2010

In The Treetop & A Winged Beauty

This week I have been working on some smaller paintings......8" x 8" , 1 1/2" deep gallery canvases.
This little guy on the colorful and very happy background is "In The Treetop" which I think fits him just perfectly. I had a blast working on the background and loved the technique so much that I'm considering using it on a larger painting in the future.
"Winged Beauty" is of course another Monarch butterfly. I seem to be on a roll with these floating beauties lately, I'm really enjoying painting them.
For this background my goal was "earthy" and I think the colors and textures worked out just great for what I was tryiing to achieve. I would consider using this on a larger painting as well but I'm not sure yet, it was a tough background to achieve and even more so to paint on. Time will tell I suppose!
I hope you like the newest nature inspired paintings..........ENJOY!!!

10 comments:

Catherine Holman said...

The are beautiful Ruth!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Your new work is beautiful - the new back grounds are stunning - I would love to see more on your larger paintings. You always come up with something new and intereting.

Have a lovely week.
Blessings,
Erin

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are both lovely! The bird was my favorite...until I saw the background of the butterfly! It really brings out the beauty and makes it soft! ♥

NeereAnDear said...

So Gorgeous Ruth... I love the backgrounds and how the subject stands out... really gorgeous paintings....

Thank you too for the post below showcasing my work... it was so sweet of you to do...

HUGS
JO

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
Wow, both your nature pieces are of art are gorgeous!

Did you use tissue paper for the background on the butterfly piece?

Happy creating,
Hugs,
Anna

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

Love them!

Specially love the background colours you've used, the featured butterfly and bird seem to pop out...I feel I can pick them up!

Donna said...

I love the earthy colors of the butterfly one, Ruth! They are both beautiful!

Hugs,
Donna

Adventures in Alice Land said...

Wonderful colors! Very nice Ruth ...always love seeing what you are working on.

How's the knitting coming along? I've been doing a lot of paper crafting lately, so my knitting has been sitting idle! So many things to do ...I think I need to clone myself.

Mary said...

These are beautiful! I love the style you're using and the colors. So good to hear from you, thank you for your comment.

Abby Creek Art said...

Dontcha love those 8 x 8's! Love your work, Ruth...the first one is very Van Gogh'ish.