• Diane M Kellogg

The Spring Delight!


by Sivanvitha Juturu


"I love to paint butterflies and I just added my own touch of painting style to bring this to life. Butterflies cherish the spring."


Supplies:

White Canvas Board 8X10 inch BO7QG9VBVW HOMESTRAP


Acrylic Paints:

Folkart® Multisurface

● 2917 Classic green

● 2912 Daffodil yellow

● 2938 Titanium White

● 2914 Limegreen

● 2957 PureBlack

● 2903 Pure orange

● 2947 Sunflower

● 2900 Cardinal Red

● 2929 Perfect Purple

Liquitex®

● 1046320 Prussian Blue


Medium:

● AS-13-7 Decoart® Matte Sealer/Finish Spray


Brushes:

Plaid®

● Flat Brush 3/4th inch 50603

● Flat Brush 1/2inch 50603

● Liner brush Size 2 1059

● Flat brush Size 4 1059

● FIlbert brush Size 4 1205

Brustro®

● Rigger brush Size0 BRAMBR12


● Any big makeup mop brush


Miscellaneous Supply:

● Paper towels

● Pencils

● Water bin

● Pallet Paper

● Grey Transfer Paper

● Masking Tape


Introduction:

Background:

● Initially keep the following colors ready, Classic Green (50%) + Prussian Blue (20%) + Black (30%), Lime Green, Sunflower. Loading the 3/4" flat brush with the following colors randomly, put it on canvas. Using a dry mop brush with a very light touch blend all the colors as shown below.



● Let the background dry and transfer the line drawing as shown below.



Orange Flower:

● Load the ½" flat brush with Pure Orange and base coat the flower.

● Sideload the ½" flat brush with Pure Orange (50%)+ Burnt Sienna(50%) and add shadows on the bottom side of each petal as shown below.

● Now load the chisel edge of the ½" flat brush with a small amount of Pure Orange and add the shading on each petal.

● Step by step start adding incremental amounts of Daffodil Yellow and add the highlights using a layering technique.



Center of the flower:

● Sideload the ½" flat brush with Pure Orange (50%)+ Burnt Sienna(50%) and add shadows on the bottom side of the center.

● Load the dry liner brush #2 with a small amount of Pure Orange and incremental amounts of Daffodil Yellow. Now dab the top corner of the center with the colors using a layering technique.

● Finally, add Titanium White to the same dirty brush and add the final highlight.

● Load the same dirty brush with Cardinal Red and add some pollen as shown in the figure.



Butterfly:

● For the butterfly wings load the flat brush #4 with Orange, Sunflower, Titanium White(50%)+ Cardinal Red (50%) in the places shown in the picture.

● Load flat brush #4 with Black and apply to the black areas. In the narrow areas, we can use rigger brush size 0.

● Load the liner brush #2 with Titanium White and apply the dots on the body and other areas shown in the picture.

● Highlight the wings by loading filbert brush size 2 with small amounts of titanium white to the colors mentioned above.

● Load the dry rigger brush size 0 with Titanium White and highlight the legs.



● For the purple flash around the flower, sideload the 3/4th" flat brush with Perfect Purple (50%) + Titanium White (50%) and brush around the flower.

● The stem is painted with Classic Green and highlighted with Titanium White using a layering technique.

Finishing:

Following the manufacturer's directions seal the surface with several light coats of matte spray varnish, allowing appropriate drying time between coats.


DOWNLOAD LINE DRAWING HERE.

DOWNLOAD ORIGINAL WORD FILE HERE.


Project & Photos © Sivanvitha Juturu

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