This is a perfect example of a painting gone wrong.....
I was trying for soft grey colors.
You can still see them lurking as underpainting.
The butterfly was a pinky lavender.
It was gruesome.
Very defined lines.
I painted inside every one of them.
I must have been feeling very much a rule follower.
then I really looked at her after lunch and realized.....
That painting was just so not me...
and this entire 30 for 30 was supposed to be about doing my very own thing.
So I got out a BIG brush,
some fresh color, stood back, holding the brush way at the end.
I thought, what do I have to lose?
I couldn't make it any worse,
Well, I didn't.
I made her a lot better.
I really like the boldness of the brushwork
and the way the color underneath made the new colors sing.
That's a good thing.