I’m surprised I had anything to show, artwise, for the month of April since I was literally in bed, sick, for most of the month. Great way to start my “full-time writer” career, eh?
But I had a couple of things.
First, I was playing around with materials on this one. I like texture, so I took a paper napkin covered in butterflies, separated the different layers, and used matte medium to glue the napkin to the watercolor paper and seal it so I could paint on it. I didn’t try to smooth out all of the wrinkles–just the biggest ones–so I could keep the texture. Then I used charcoal to sketch out a folk-art style girl and filled it in with acrylic paint. So the butterfly napkin is also behind the girl, but doesn’t show up because the acrylic paint is opaque.
Yeah, so, I’m not much of a flower kind of girl, but I decided to give it a shot. I covered a white journal page with black gesso, then used layers…and layers….and layers….and layers of acrylic. They SORT of look like flowers, but I added a vase just to make sure.
And that’s it for April. Pretty sad, eh?
But onward and upward for May!